• '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.

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    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.

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    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.

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The role of index-based triggers in social protection shock response

Research reports and studies | April 2015 | Francesca Bastagli and Luke Harman
Index-based trigger mechanisms are an innovative instrument used to help ensure timely and adequate social protection response in the event of a shock. This report identifies the potential advantages and limitations of the inclusion of index-based triggers in social...

The road to reform: Women's political voice in Morocco

Research reports and studies | April 2015 | Clare Castillejo and Helen Tilley
Morocco's active and effective women's movement has acquired a progressively greater presence for women in formal politics and the wider civil society. This report explores how excluded and adversely incorporated groups can achieve greater political voice and how this...

The data revolution: finding the missing millions

Research reports and studies | 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...