Aid donors have found it hard to move from thinking politically to working differently, but there is evidence that they can do so and that this improves outcomes. This paper presents seven examples of where adopting a politically smart, locally led approach has led to better outcomes.
This paper examines the SAVI programme in Nigeria, which provides low-profile support to state-level organisations and partnerships. The authors argue that the SAVI programme - which has demonstrated an untapped potential for change, leading to better development outcomes - is an example of poltiically smart, locally led development.
An end to the seemingly inexhaustible source of cheap, unskilled labour in Asia is within sight as rural wages rise sharply across the region. The Rural Wages in Asia report, a comprehensive study of rural wages in the continent, shows that lower birth rates, combined with growing demand for labour in factories which is pulling workers away from rural areas, are behind this trend.
Research reports and studies, October 2014
Cette étude de cas décrit les facteurs qui ont permis à 200.000-300.000 hectares (ha) de terres dégradées au Burkina Faso pour être mis en usage productif grâce à l'application des techniques agricoles améliorées.
Food price updates, October 2014
ODI’s Food Price Updates focus on tracking international prices of key staple cereals maize, rice, and wheat, and provide commentary on events in markets that affect these prices. They also follow international food and commodity price indices. This update includes a section on oil prices.
HPG Working Papers, October 2014
This Working Paper seeks to understand how the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has responded to humanitarian crises such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines as well as Cyclone Nargis and the Rakhine State crisis in Myanmar. It also suggests ways forward for ASEAN to address man-made, as well as natural, crises.
Development Policy Review, 32(6), October 2014
Articles in this issue of the Development Policy Review explore a wide range of topics, including land tenure reform in Southern Africa, the efficacy of trade facilitation, fisheries trade and social development along the Philippine-Malaysia Maritime Border zone, the impact of Uruguayan tax reform, and lessons to be learnt from microfinance projects in Latin America.
Working and discussion papers, October 2014
This working paper explores how we can improve the data we collect and the indicators we use to measure urban poverty.