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Even CEO’s who may publicly doubt climate change can readily see what is happening to their bottom line as pressure mounts on our most precious resource – water.

Climate change is already impacting businesses in the US, says ODI's Peter Newborne on Thomson Reuters Foundation http://ow.ly/xG2w307VDQe
Not responding to climate change could make it ever harder for U.S. businesses to access the water they need
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Yes we are living in difficult times, but they are not times of ‘crisis’. In 2017, lets recognise that moving is normal: it cannot be stopped, but it can certainly be managed.
New on our blog: http://ow.ly/2xje307RdME
2017 is a year of opportunity and innovation. We have the opportunity to move away from a polarised debate and address instead the reality of human mobility.
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Most middle-income countries aim to reach high-income status. However, few succeed. The rest, including South Africa and Argentina, fall into the 'middle-income trap'.
New on our blog: http://ow.ly/ySBv307gkZD
Most middle-income countries aim to reach high-income status. However, few succeed. The rest, including South Africa and Argentina, fall into the 'middle-income trap'.
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'There are very significant levels of child labour in products that end up in retail outlets in the UK and elsewhere.'

ODI report on child labour in Bangladesh's garment industry featured on Vatican Radio: http://ow.ly/Ug4k3079Mii

The report in full: odi.org/publications/10654-child-labour-and-education-survey-slum-settlements-dhaka
A major study released on Wednesday suggests that children even as young as 12 years, working up to 13 hours a day, might be typical of Bangladesh’s poorest young people.
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Twenty months ago in Japan, the world’s governments signed a global framework to take action to manage disaster risk - the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. What happened next?

ODI writes for Thomson Reuters Foundation blog: http://ow.ly/WFr93074Q5m
Action on the Sendai Framework is starting to take form
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Here are 10 things you need to know if you want to use research to influence policy:
http://ow.ly/MQKr307RdT8
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You can now listen to ODI events via our brand new live events podcast series.
Subscribe now for the latest debate on humanitarian and development issues.

Available on all major podcasting platforms including:
iTunes: http://ow.ly/wARF307Rq9p
Stitcher: http://ow.ly/jpjn307RqcK
Soundcloud: http://ow.ly/n5Uk307Rqgn
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Brexit will mean the UK has the freedom to design and negotiate its trade policy, including with developing countries.

New paper explores the options http://ow.ly/bmAG307mOn3
Brexit will force the UK to forge a new trade policy with developing economies. This briefing explores options for trade policy-making in a post-Brexit world.
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'Children are entering the labour market having had on average four years of schooling, typically of a poor quality.'

http://ow.ly/oqxu307g7gk
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Annual appeals (such as UN annual humanitarian appeal of $22 billion) only offer a partial picture of the funding requirements for humanitarian work worldwide, ODI researcher tells Devex http://ow.ly/TlGZ3075ktk
The U.N.'s humanitarian appeal — the largest yet — was made last week. Devex talks to experts about what this means.
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Join our Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development!

A revolution is required in the way we think about international development if we are to meet the SDGs by 2030. The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development plans to catalyse that revolution. Join us for the world’s first ‘playable’ conference on the SDGs.

When: 1-3 March 2017
Where: Bonn, Germany
Register today: www.globalfestivalofideas.org
#GFI4SD
This session invites participants to focus on how countries can advance an agenda that promotes both economic growth and environmental sustainability. The first session addresses how critical natural resources – water, food and energy – can be used more efficiently.
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