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Shaping policy for development
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More than half the world's population live in cities. Without active involvement from cities, then, the SDGs won't be achieved.

ODI expert Paula Lucci explains how cities are doing - and what they could do to improve - on Citiscope

http://ow.ly/v0Sg30b50fp

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Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have been preparing to request a new round of capital contributions from shareholder countries. However, the arrival of the new US administration - with its scepticism about supporting international development - may pose a challenge to ensuring these contributions are made.

In a new paper, ODI expert Chris Humphrey sets out six options for MDBs. http://ow.ly/qAzD30b0Lav

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'This withdrawal of funding will place at risk the #UNFPA’s essential role as champion for ending early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.'

ODI Principal Research Fellow Nicola Jones on Public Finance International http://ow.ly/DALw30aA4HQ

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Cash transfers have been used in #Iraq to meet the critical basic needs of a highly vulnerable population.
New paper explores the impact http://ow.ly/R4GA30avdrn

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'International development isn’t going to feature in either the UK or EU’s negotiating priorities.'
David Watson, Head of Strategic Partnerships at ODI, writes for our blog on why development should be taken off the #Article50 negotiating table.
http://ow.ly/Gmbq30aoC7U

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'Often post-conflict there are real opportunities to rethink the social and political contract with citizens.'

And #women are particularly able to adapt, ODI Senior Research Fellow Nicola Jones tells Thomson Reuters Foundation

http://ow.ly/qgMa30ak3OT

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Theresa May is due to trigger Article 50 and begin the process of the UK leaving the EU this week. What impact will #Brexit have on developing countries, trade, the UK's environmental commitments and aid?

Read our analysis and briefings: http://ow.ly/xPUj30ahM0f

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When it comes to #refugee women in particular, innovations in mobile technology could hold the key to dismantling barriers to quality, paid work – though this comes with its own risks.

Read the latest on our blog: http://ow.ly/Syqj30a9bqL

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Last week in recognition of #IWD2017, we held an event to ask whether the global backlash against women is growing - and what it will take for women to achieve equality. Listen or watch back to the event here: http://ow.ly/7ryD309QFDP

#IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange
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Women worldwide are experiencing backlash in the face of expanding rights and empowerment.

New research from ODI's Nicola Jones and Fiona Samuels with Taveeshi Gupta explores this phenomenon in South Asia, where nearly half of women aged 15 - 49 who have been married have experienced violence at the hands of a partner.

#IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange

http://ow.ly/oGaN309FFGN
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