5 Years of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

2005: Five years after signing up to the Millennium Development Goals, world leaders meet at the United Nations in New York from 14 to 16 September to review progress and agree on actions needed to accelerate efforts by poor countries towards meeting the MDGs by 2015. This page collates relevant ODI resources.

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Can more aid be spent in Africa?

Articles and blogs | 2 January 2005 | Paolo de Renzio

'Double aid to halve poverty' looks likely to be the catchphrase of 2005. We will hear it from Tony Blair's Africa Commission, from the UN Millennium Project in New York, and from Gordon Brown and other advocates of an International Financing...

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UN Reform: How?

Articles and blogs | 30 September 2004 | Simon Maxwell

'The key question on UN reform is not 'Why?' or 'What?' but 'How?'. Take as read the high principles and values: peace, justice, freedom, equity, sustainability and the rest. Take as read, also, the many specific proposals...

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How humanitarianism is changing

Articles and blogs | 31 August 2004 | Joanna Macrae

Humanitarian action is both misunderstood and contentious. The lack of clarity and consensus regarding its purpose and principles has direct, and sometimes tragic, operational implication.'

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The changing role of the UN in protracted crises

Briefing papers | July 2004 | Bruce D. Jones
This paper looks at the challenges facing the UN in its response to protracted crises, including maintaining political independence from powerful member states, ensuring staff security and advancing shared policies for implementation.
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Aid to 'Poorly Performing' Countries: a Critical Review of Debates and Issues

Research reports and studies | June 2004 | Joanna Macrae, Andrew Shepherd, Oliver Morrissey, Adele Harmer, Ed Anderson, Laure-Hélène Piron, Andy McKay, Diana Cammack and Nambusi Kyegombe

This report, commissioned by the UK Department for International Development, reviews critically current debates regarding aid in 'poorly performing' countries.

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Measuring the impact of humanitarian aid

Research reports and studies | June 2004 | Charles-Antoine Hofmann

This report is concerned with how the impact of humanitarian aid can be measured, why this is increasingly being demanded and whether it is possible to do it better.

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Measuring the impact of humanitarian aid

Briefing papers | June 2004 | Charles-Antoine Hofmann
This paper examines how the impact of humanitarian aid can be measured, why this is increasingly being demanded and whether it is possible to do it better.
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International Financing Facility

Articles and blogs | 31 March 2004 | Andrew Rogerson

'Gordon Brown has long argued that one of the main ways to manage the world economy better and avoid financial crises is to define and implement international “standards and codes”..

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Redefining the official humanitarian aid agenda

Articles and blogs | 1 February 2004 | Joanna Macrae, Adele Harmer, James Darcy and Charles-Antoine Hofmann

'Every year.. $6 billion is spent by OECD countries on emergency relief- a vital support to some of the poorest people in the world - but the way it is spent is changing and there are growing concerns about politicisation of official...

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