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How do governments innovate in the face of #Ebola, conflict or economic crisis?

Join the discussion on 14 September: http://www.odi.org/events/4256-fragile-states-conflict-conflict-affected-states-service-delivery-reform-fragile-states
​This one-day conference will explore how genuine institutional change can take place in fragile and conflict-affected states and how it can be supported.
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Ever consider a humanitarian career?

In case you missed it, experts shared their thoughts on the sector at our event last week.

Video: http://www.odi.org/events/4250-humanitarian-aidworker

Storify: https://storify.com/odi_webmaster/tales-from-the-humanitarian-frontline
Humanitarian aid work can be immensely rewarding. At its best, the job involves the thrill of global travel and the satisfaction of putting one’s principles into practice. But being an aid worker can also be challenging. At worst, it’s a frustrating and dangerous line of work, which puts undue strain on the personal lives of those who choose a career in the field. So why do hundreds of thousands of humanitarian aid workers keep doing it? To mark ...
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As the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) launches a review of its partnerships with civil society, ODI's Edward Hedger and Marta Foresti ask: 'what's the role of a modern international development think tank?'

Read their blog here: http://www.odi.org/comment/9788-whats-point-international-development-think-tanks
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From climate change to the SDGs, 2015 is a watershed year for international development.

Find out how ODI tackles these global challenges in our just-released Annual Report: http://www.odi.org/publications/9781-annual-report-2014-2015-global-reach-presence

#globaldev
​​2015 is a watershed year for international development and for ODI. This report outlines our 2014–2015 impact, building on a combination of research, convening and communication.
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Now that the SDGs are mostly agreed, how can countries achieve them?

Five ideas from Elizabeth Suart in Devex → https://t.co/4Ll2pOIOL7

#SDGs
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In the last 20 years of conflict, more Colombian women finished secondary school and joined the workforce.

How did women's rights improve in such adverse circumstances? Read the report: http://www.odi.org/publications/9730-gender-equality

#conflict   #gender  
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The #migrant crisis claims yet more lives, and the EU still fails to lead.

Our Executive Director, Kevin Watkins, writes for The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/the-eus-phoney-war-on-people-smugglers-is-costing-the-lives-of-desperate-migrants-10476649.html
Just how bad does the migrant crisis have to get before the European Union’s political leaders start showing some leadership?
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A survey of 140,000 families in ‪#‎China‬ delivered a shock:

Urban poverty is almost gone.

ODI's Elizabeth Stuart explains: http://www.odi.org/comment/9803-china-urban-poverty-reduction-sdgs-inequality

#globaldev
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Don't forget to tune in tomorrow (livestream 2pm UK) for our discussion on the eve of World Humanitarian Day.

Veteran aid workers will share their stories from the humanitarian frontlines, explaining what makes the job so challenging & rewarding: http://www.odi.org/events/4250-humanitarian-aidworker
Humanitarian aid work can be immensely rewarding. At its best, the job involves the thrill of global travel and the satisfaction of putting one’s principles into practice. But being an aid worker can also be challenging. At worst, it’s a frustrating and dangerous line of work, which puts undue strain on the personal lives of those who choose a career in the field. So why do hundreds of thousands of humanitarian aid workers keep doing it? To mark ...
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Why become a humanitarian aid worker? Join / watch our event on 18 August (2pm UK) to hear experts share their stories → http://www.odi.org/events/4250-humanitarian-aidworker
Humanitarian aid work can be immensely rewarding. At its best, the job involves the thrill of global travel and the satisfaction of putting one’s principles into practice. But being an aid worker can also be challenging. At worst, it’s a frustrating and dangerous line of work, which puts undue strain on the personal lives of those who choose a career in the field. So why do hundreds of thousands of humanitarian aid workers keep doing it? To mark ...
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Did you miss our event with Joseph Stiglitz this weekend?

Check out the Storify for insights on Greece, the Addis summit and more: https://storify.com/odi_webmaster/odi-in-conversation-with-joseph-stiglitz

#Greece #FFD3
Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explores the role of finance in development, from Addis to Greece #StiglitzODI.
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Today marks one year since the landmark Girl Summit. What has been achieved so far?

New blog: http://www.odi.org/comment/9733-girl-summit-one-year-fgm-child-marriage

#genderequality  
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