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ODI Annual Report 2013-2014: global to local action to make a difference

ODI Annual Report 2013-2014: global to local action to make a difference

ODI Annual Reports, September 2014
​This is a pivotal moment for international development, as the global community sets out its post-2015 development goals, grapples with climate change and tries to create a more effective humanitarian system. At such a time, there is a premium on evidence-based research that offers practical solutions to real problems. This report outlines our 2013–2014 impact on our five strategic priorities, building on a combination of research, advice, convening and communication.
Our collective interest: why Europe's problems need global solutions and global problems need European action

Our collective interest: why Europe's problems need global solutions and global problems need European action

Research reports and studies, September 2014
European Think Tanks Group
A collaboration between four of Europe’s leading think tanks on international development, this report calls attention to the importance of a global perspective in European policy-making. The EU’s ambitions for its own citizens cannot be divorced from its global responsibilities and opportunities: a collective effort is in our shared interest.
Local Government Authority (LGA) fiscal inequities and the challenges of 'disadvantaged' LGAs

Local Government Authority (LGA) fiscal inequities and the challenges of 'disadvantaged' LGAs

Research reports and studies, August 2014
Per Tidemand (team leader), Nazar Sola, Alloyce Maziku, Tim Williamson, Julia Tobias, Cathal Long and Helen Tilley
It has for some time been widely recognised that some fiscal transfers to Local Government Authorities (LGAs) are very unevenly distributed – in particular Government recurrent transfers, most notably those for the payment of salaries, Personal Emoluments (PE). The objective of this study is to analyse progress, achievements and challenges of the current strategies for addressing inequalities of recurrent grant allocations across LGAs.
Six key findings on the use of Theories of Change in international development

Six key findings on the use of Theories of Change in international development

Journal articles or issues, JSRP Paper 17, August 2014
A Theory of Change approach represents a good space for those in the aid industry to critically reflect on (and then change) their policy and practice; however, this space can be heavily constrained if the correct incentives are not in place for that to happen. We need to be wary of Theories of Change simply becoming another corporate stick to beat people with: the onus is therefore on likeminded donors, implementers and researchers to build a case for a critical, honest and reflective approach, which takes the complexity of social change seriously.'

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