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Securing communities: redefining community policing to achieve results

Securing communities: redefining community policing to achieve results

Research reports and studies, April 2015
This synthesis paper draws together findings from ODI’s ‘Securing communities’ project, which attempted to map the diversity of practices that fall under the remit of community policing, examine how community policing is shaped in different contexts and probe the plausibility of many of the objectives ascribed to the approach.
Managing complexity and uncertainty in development policy and practice

Managing complexity and uncertainty in development policy and practice

Research reports and studies, March 2015
Hilton Root and Harry Jones with Leni Wild
This report draws together thinking around some of the main elements of working with uncertainty, focusing on the development of collective action, the role of networks and coalitions, and the specific features of change itself. Borrowing from elements of complexity thinking, political economy analysis and more, it elicits insights about how change happens.
Jobs for the future

Jobs for the future

Research reports and studies, March 2015
This report deals with perhaps one of the most pressing issues facing employers and employees, students and teachers, politicians and experts today: what and where are tomorrow’s jobs and what skills will they require?
The rising cost of a healthy diet: Changing relative prices of foods in high-income and emerging economies

The rising cost of a healthy diet: Changing relative prices of foods in high-income and emerging economies

Research reports and studies, March 2015
Steve Wiggins and Sharada Keats with Euan Han, Satoru Shimokawa, Joel Alberto Vargas Hernández and Rafael Moreira Claro
This report investigates the prices of different foods in some of the rapidly-growing emerging economies, where incomes have risen notably in the last 20 years. We ask what effect this has had on growing rates of overweight and obesity and if policy changes, taxes and subsidies could reverse this trend.

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