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The costs and economic impact of violence against children

The costs and economic impact of violence against children

Research reports and studies, September 2014
Paola Pereznieto, Andres Montes, Solveig Routier and Lara Langston
This study estimates that the global economic impacts and costs resulting from the consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children can be as high as $7 trillion. This massive cost is higher than the investment required to prevent much of that violence.
Shockwatch bulletin: Developing countries and the slowdown in China

Shockwatch bulletin: Developing countries and the slowdown in China

Working and discussion papers, September 2014
Judith Tyson, , Jane Kenan and Zhenbo Hou
This paper focuses on the risks in the Chinese financial system, concluding that while an orderly unwind is expected, the current forecast by the International Monetary Fund of a very moderate impact of unwinding these risks is excessively optimistic. It then examines the impacts on low-income countries (LICs) and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs) – which is primarily through exports – and suggests short-term policy responses need to be focused on stabilization but that, longer-term, the expected rebalancing of the Chinese economy towards consumption and higher-productivity production offers new opportunities for developing countries. Further research and policy support is needed to help them seize this opportunity.
Humanitarian Policy Group Annual Report 2013-2014

Humanitarian Policy Group Annual Report 2013-2014

HPG Annual Reports, September 2014
This annual report shares the highlights of our work over the last year, including our influential reseach into humanitarian negotiations with armed groups, the history of humanitarian action, protection of civilians and resilience and livelihoods.
25 years of the Convention on the Rights of a Child: Is the world a better place for children?

25 years of the Convention on the Rights of a Child: Is the world a better place for children?

Research reports and studies, September 2014
UNICEF
A collection of essays marking the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This historic milestone must serve as an urgent reminder of the millions of children not yet reached – and an opportunity to find new ways of reaching them. ODI Executive Director, Kevin Watkins' contribution to this report shows how the delivery on the promise for children from the Convention is long overdue.
Brokering urban development in Nepal

Brokering urban development in Nepal

Research reports and studies, September 2014
Harry Jones with Nilima Sharma Mainali
Limited and low quality infrastructure has been frequently highlighted as a binding constraint to inclusive growth in Nepal, particularly in urban areas. This case study reviews a project seeking to address these problems through building a partnership between the private sector and government in Pokhara, using collaborative projects to create tangiable benefits such as solar street lighting.

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