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Age of choice: Fiji/Vanuatu

Age of choice: Fiji/Vanuatu

Research reports and studies, September 2014
This report reviews the experiences of Fiji and Vanuatu in managing non-traditional development assistance (NTDA) flows as part of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) project ‘The age of choice: How are developing countries managing the new aid landscape?’
Enhancing productivity in Bangladesh’s garment sector

Enhancing productivity in Bangladesh’s garment sector

Briefing papers, September 2014
Dirk Willem Te Velde (ed)
The events of 2013, and particularly the Rana Plaza collapse, have increased global scrutiny on the garment sector in Bangladesh. Productivity is key to sustained growth of the country's garment sector, but how can this be achieved and standards improved? In 2014, The DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) and the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) brought together key academics and policy-makers in Dhaka to explore these challenges. These policy essays showcase those discussions alongside new research and possible solutions.
Politically smart, locally led development

Politically smart, locally led development

Research reports and studies, September 2014
David Booth and Sue Unsworth
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.

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