Publications

  • 'Missing millions' illustration

    New report: how we fill the data gap

    Official estimates put the number of people living in extreme poverty at 1.2 billion, but up to 350 million could be missing from this total.

  • Measuring development - graph

    How to measure development progress

    Which Millennium Development Goals we've met - and what this means for setting targets for the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Wood market, Cameroon. Photo: Ollivier Girard/CIFOR via Flickr

    Agriculture subsidies driving forest loss

    Subsidies for  industries causing deforestation in Brazil and Indonesia currently dwarf aid earmarked for saving forests.

  • Financing the future illustration

    Financing the future

    We won't end poverty by 2030 without prioritising the poorest. Ahead of a major international conference in Addis Ababa this July, ODI's latest report calculates the cost of a new global social contract – free education, healthcare and income security for all – and sets out how we can finance it.

  • Map of diaspora aid organisations

    Syrian diaspora fills aid gap left by NGOs

    Four years into Syria's conflict, diaspora groups are getting aid to civilians where international agencies struggle to reach.

  • Video still - animation on progress in political voice

    Ghana rising: progress on political voice

    Ghana's successful transition to multi-party democracy has contributed to improvements in health, education and other services.

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The data revolution: finding the missing millions

resource | April 2015 | Elizabeth Stuart, Emma Samman, William Avis and Tom Berliner
This report argues that an absence of data is impeding development progress, particularly for the poorest and most marginalised. It sets out the challenges and provides suggested solutions that will allow a data revolution to take place and improve the lives of many of...
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Can fracking green China’s growth?

Research reports and studies | April 2015 | Ilmi Granoff; Sam Pickard; Julian Doczi; Roger Calow; Zhenbo Hou; Vanessa D’Alançon
This paper analyses whether shale gas, and by implication other unconventional sources, can materially improve the quality and sustainability of China’s economic growth.
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Financial Inclusion Policy Guide

Briefing papers | April 2015 | William Smith, Lucy Scott, Andrew Shepherd
The objective of this policy guide is to provide policymakers and programme designers with an up-todate view of what needs to be done to include the poorest people in financial services, and by doing so make a dent in their poverty.
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Building resilience and managing risk in fragile and conflict-affected states

Research reports and studies | April 2015 | Bill Gray, Courtenay Cabot Venton, Lewis Sida and Simon Levine
This inception report is for a four-year thematic evaluation of DFID’s use of multi-year humanitarian funding (MYHF) to support resilience. It proposes an approach to evaluation based upon establishing and then testing implicit ‘logic models’ behind the claims that...
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