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'Surprisingly few in international development are studying progress rather than problems.'
ODI's Elizabeth Stuart on why - with aid under attack - we need more research on what works and why.

https://www.odi.org/comment/10489-aid-under-attack-we-need-stories-development-progress-more-ever

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'Surprisingly few in international development are studying progress rather than problems.'

ODI's Elizabeth Stuart on why - with aid under attack - we need more research on what works and why.

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Social protection programmes are becoming popular tools to help people cope with climate-related shocks and stresses. Read our new briefing - which draws on evidence from Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia - on how social protection programmes can be better harnessed to build resilience.

https://www.odi.org/publications/10712-how-does-social-protection-build-resilience

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The current edition of Development Policy Review - themed around women and development - is available to download for free for the next month.
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The digital gender divide
Attitudes and affirmative action in Nepal
Gender, entrepreneurship and development policies
Raising the socioeconomic status of women in India

...and more, here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dpr.2017.35.issue-2/issuetoc

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The Ukraine is now on the brink of another humanitarian catastrophe. Three years since the start of the conflict, 1.7 million people have already been displaced internally and almost 10,000 are dead. Fewer humanitarian organisations are able to deliver aid to those who need it most.

ODI researcher Veronique Barbelet outlines why governments must press for humanitarian access: https://www.odi.org/comment/10487-no-political-solution-ukraine-s-conflict-sight-its-civilians-need-aid-now

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Trump's extension of a policy blocking funds to any aid organisation providing family planning advice will affect $10.3 billion of US aid. ODI researcher Lisa Denney explains why this will be disastrous for women and girls, and why the policy wrongly punishes girls for unplanned pregnancies: https://www.odi.org/comment/10485-trump-s-global-gag-rule-means-more-women-and-girls-will-die

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On Friday, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily banning immigration from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan. This came two days after signing an executive order for the construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border. Read our experts' reactions to the US immigration crackdown: https://www.odi.org/comment/10484-trump-s-immigration-crackdown-global-impact

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EVENT | Join us on 2 Feb as we discuss how new UN General-Secretary António Guterres should set about ‘the most impossible job in the world’, during one of the most trying periods the UN has yet had to confront. https://goo.gl/JAU9M5

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Join us for the world’s first ‘playable’ conference on the Sustainable Development Goals.

When: 1-3 March 2017; Where: Bonn, Germany
Register today: www.GlobalFestivalofIdeas.org

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