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Recent Publications

Global mental health from a policy perspective

Global mental health from a policy perspective

Research reports and studies, November 2014
How can mental health get the policy traction it needs in developing countries? A new report from ODI for the Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN) explores key obstacles and looks at strategies for better engagement with decision-makers.
Response: towards effective aid and sustainable development solutions

Response: towards effective aid and sustainable development solutions

Books or book chapters, November 2014
ODI Research Fellow Katie Peters contributes to this electronic eBook version of the magazine RESPONSE published by the TIMES Group on behalf of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). The focus is on innovative ideas for cost effective disaster, reposnse, aid and sustainable development solutions.
Building momentum: women's empowerment in Tunisia

Building momentum: women's empowerment in Tunisia

Research reports and studies, November 2014
Victoria Chambers and Clare Cummings
This summary report shows how recent progress in Tunisian female political representation has been made possible by half a century of accruing rights under increasingly authoritarian regimes.
Equity and inclusion in disaster risk reduction: building resilience for all

Equity and inclusion in disaster risk reduction: building resilience for all

Working and discussion papers, November 2014
The successor to the international agreement to reduce disaster risk - the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) is to be agreed in 2015. Following the analysis of the pre-zero and zero drafts, attempts to address some of these shortcomings and to move the debate beyond the simplistic focus of including vulnerable groups within diaster risk reduction policy-making.
Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (vol. 3)

Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (vol. 3)

Working and discussion papers, November 2014
Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim; Reyer, Christopher; Hare, Bill; Waha, Katharina; Otto, Ilona M.; Serdeczny, Olivia; Schaeffer, Michiel; Schleussner, Carl-Friedrich; Reckien, Diana; Marcus, Rachel; Kit, Oleksandr; Eden, Alexander; Adams, Sophie; Aich, Valentin
The third report in the Turn Down the Heat series explores the risks worsening climate change poses to lives and livelihoods across three regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa. It finds that globally, warming of close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial times – up from 0.8°C today – is already locked into Earth’s atmospheric system by past and predicted greenhouse gas emissions. The consortium producing the report, which includes ODI, is led by Potsdam Institute for Climate Research (PIK), joined by Climate Analytics. The report is comissioned by the World Bank Group. ODI brings the social vulnerability dimension to a paper that is looking to the risks (mainly physical) in a scenario of 4°C increase due to climate change.

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