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Live recordings of events from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), an independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. Our events cover everything from climate change and migration to gender and the Sustainable Development Goals. Join the global discussion of international development and humanitarian issues. Find out more about ODI events: www.odi.org/events
 
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The search for durable solutions is at the heart of policy debates on internal displacement, but gender is still frequently sidelined from those conversations. Displacement affects all aspects of life – security, access to services, housing, social and political engagement – with implications felt in distinctive ways by people of different genders.…
 
A recent analysis by ODI found that a small share of development finance investment is explicitly directed toward the health sector. However new health sector initiatives from the US Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the UK’s CDC following the onset of the Covid-19 crisis indicate that this may be changing. In response to the crisis, develo…
 
The past five years have been pivotal for advancing disability inclusion in the humanitarian sector. The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in 2016 was a key moment at which it was recognised that while persons with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by conflicts, disasters and other emergencies, they also face barriers to accessing li…
 
The November 2020 pledging conference in Geneva will provide a vital platform for the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) and the international community to demonstrate progress and recommit to a peaceful future for the country. Given the recent deal between the United States of America and the Taliban, and tentative steps for…
 
The UK contributes around £181 million a year to the three organisations that make up the African Development Bank Group, representing around 1.3% of the UK’s development budget.A recent review by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) found that the institution’s reach and deep expertise in Africa meant that contributing to the Bank coul…
 
In 2018, the ILO estimated that approximately 42% of the global workforce, 1.4 billion people, were in vulnerable employment, for developing countries this proportion was 76%. The 2020 Covid-19 crisis will significantly reduce the number of people in jobs and proportionally increase the number in vulnerable employment. As market demand comes to a s…
 
The negotiations for COP26 were always going to be tough, but the need to secure more ambitious nationally determined commitments now comes at a time of profound economic turmoil within the global economy due to Covid-19.On the one hand, there are concerns that efforts to address climate change will receive less priority as efforts to reboot econom…
 
2020 was set to be the year when governments upped their ambition for action on climate and biodiversity. Yet, we know the reality – exacerbated by the coronavirus – has been different. The world has only a few years left to deliver drastic greenhouse gas emission reductions and stem the loss in biodiversity, or we lose any realistic chance of addr…
 
Governments worldwide are relying on cash and tax transfers to households with children in response to the Covid-19 crisis, amid growing calls to strengthen and expand cash transfers and social protection. A recent UN SDG report states: 'It is particularly urgent to rollout or expand social assistance to families, preferably through the use of univ…
 
Please note this podcast is in Arabic. To listen to the event in English, please visit https://soundcloud.com/odi-live-events/coronavirus-and-local-peacebuilding-efforts-in-north-africa-soundcloud-e. في مارسوسط جائحة كوفيد19 و بعد أن دعا الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة أنطونيو غوتيريس إلى وقف إطلاق النار في العالم ، رأى العديد من المحللين السياسيين فرصة…
 
Please note this podcast is in English. To listen to the event in Arabic, please visit https://soundcloud.com/odi-live-events/coronavirus-and-local-peacebuilding-efforts-in-north-africa-soundcloud-a. In March, after UN Secretary-General Antοnio Guterres called for a global cease-fire amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many political analysts saw an opport…
 
As governments wrestle with the trade-offs between continuing their lockdowns in support of public health during the Covid-19 crisis and easing restrictions to boost ailing economies, everyday life is changing. While it is hoped that some aspects of life before Covid-19 will resume, a new ‘normal’ will also likely emerge. And this is also the case …
 
In these unprecedented times, millions of refugees face lockdown in environments where social distancing or access to essential financial or medical support are limited or non-existent. As families and communities struggle to access resources, schools or opportunities, child-marriage and unsafe underage labour are beginning to take priority over ed…
 
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges across the world, putting considerable strains on leadership, the health sector and our way of living. Insurgent groups from the Taliban to Al Shabab, have provided health advice and produced propaganda highlighting their action against Covid-19.Gangs in Rio have sought to enforce …
 
The spread of the Covid-19 virus is testing the health and economic systems of individual countries and the world as a whole. The standard response ‘toolkit’ initially focussed primarily on containing the spread of the virus, with some adjustment of economic and social policies required to address the needs of people in or near poverty.Across count…
 
The effects of the Covid-19 crisis in sub-Saharan Africa through trade, commodity prices, remittances, tourism and global value chains are likely to be devastating. The World Bank is forecasting a decline in growth in the region from 2.4% in 2019 to between -2.1 and -5.1% this year, estimating African economies could lose between $37 billion and $7…
 
Decades-long commitments to supporting more ‘local’ responses to crises have not resulted in significant shifts in the traditional humanitarian system. Funding, decision-making and capacity continue to be concentrated in large international aid actors. Experts are now highlighting the critical role that local responders will play in relation to Cov…
 
India’s federal government has taken a cautious approach in response to the social and economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis. The initial fiscal support provided was equivalent to just 0.8% of GDP – despite millions of workers losing their jobs since the lockdown has been put in place. More recently, Prime Minister Modi has promised a much lar…
 
The ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges to leadership across the world. The pace at which policymakers, practitioners and researchers react to this emerging and complex crisis will make a profound difference to people’s lives and livelihoods. But how can we ensure effective, collective decision-making based on…
 
Twenty-five years after the world's leaders committed to transforming women's rights in the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), girls still remain a missing piece of the roadmap towards gender equality. While tremendous progress has been made, there is still a long way to go and it is more important than ever to make sure girls are not left behind.…
 
The urgency of the Covid-19 threat is increasing the demand for governments to use existing technologies in new ways and to use untested new technologies on urgent problems. The use of these technologies are part of a rapidly deployed ‘digital safety net’ aimed at saving lives and protecting citizens. Without the usual time available to test new id…
 
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. As the Covid-19 crisis illustrates all too vividly, not only is health important in itself, but healthy people are better able to learn, be productive and contribute to their communities. Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) is critical to this…
 
Stories of irrelevant aid regularly arise in humanitarian assistance. People affected by disasters or crises receive food they cannot eat, services they do not want or technologies they cannot use. If they are not getting what they really need, something is going wrong.Relevance is central to humanitarian principles and standards, however putting i…
 
The world’s second largest outbreak of Ebola was declared on 1 August 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 2,200 people have died and over 3,300 have been infected. The response to Ebola has been complicated by conflict between central government, local political actors and armed groups in the affected areas. Rumours about the virus …
 
Chair: Cathal Long, Research Fellow ODI• Binta Zahra Diop, PhD. Candidate, University of Oxford• Khuram Farooq, Chair of IFMIS Community of Practice, World Bank• Jess Gartner, CEO & Founder at Allovue• Jacqueline Musabende, Assistant Professor, Mount Royal UniversityBy Overseas Development Institute
 
Chair: Alina Rocha Menocal, Senior Research Fellow ODI• Joe Abah, Country Director DAI, Nigeria and formerly head of public sector reform,Government of Nigeria• Kalipso Chalkidou, Director of Global Health Policy, Centre for Global Development• Adnan Khan, Professor of Practice, London School of Economics• Jodi Wishnia, University of Witswaterand a…
 
Session 4: Promoting accountability for resultsChair: Tom Hart, Research Fellow, ODI• Seye Abimbola, Lecturer, Public Health, University of Sydney• Ivor Beazley, Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank• Loraine Hawkins, Governor, The Health Foundation• Dan Honig, Assistant Professor of International Development, John HopkinsUniversity…
 
Chair : Catherine Dom, Principal Consultant Mokoro• Bernard Gauthier, Professor, Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montreal• Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson, Karolinska Institutet• Marcel Mukeshimana, Accountant General, Government of Rwanda• Benjamin Tsofa, Deputy Director, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)…
 
Chair: Maia King, Lecturer in Economics, Kings College London and ODI Research Associate• Andrew Blazey, Deputy Head of Division OECD• Fiona Davies, ODI Research Associate• Kenneth Mugambe, Director Budget at the Uganda Ministry of Finance, Planning andEconomic Development• Tsegay Tekleselassie, Research Fellow at the Ethiopian Development Research…
 
Chair: Andrew Lawson, Co-Founder and Technical Director of Fiscus Limited• Neil Cole, Executive Secretary, Collaborative African Budget Reform Initiative• Suzanne Flynn, IMF and Centre for Excellence in Finance• Sam Freedman, Chief Executive, Ark’s Education Partnerships Group• Dorjan Marušič, Former Minister of Health, Slovenia…
 
Sara Pantuliano, Chief Executive, ODI – Introductory remarks• Mark Miller, Director, Public Finance and Institutions Programme, ODI – Framing afuture international agenda on PFM and service delivery• Rathin Roy, Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy – Countryperspectives on PFM and service delivery…
 
Over the past years, Universal Basic Income (UBI) has increasingly been discussed in countries across the world. India’s 2019 elections featured UBI in a prominent way; a presidential candidate in the United States 2020 elections has made UBI a core platform of his campaign; a decade-long trial is underway in rural Kenya; and since 2010, an average…
 
The UK is an important investor across Africa. Projected population and economic growth across the continent, as well as a high regard for British products, heighten the prospects of future UK investment. Against the backdrop of Brexit and growing momentum over the African Continental Free Trade Area, we bring together representatives from governme…
 
Over the past decade, several developing economies have achieved strong and sustained economic growth, moving them up the income per capita ladder and away from aid. Some of these countries are expected to graduate from official development assistance (ODA). What can we learn from these countries that have started or completed the transition from a…
 
Nearly 132 million people worldwide are in need of assistance and protection due to conflict, persecution and disasters. Women and girls are disproportionately affected by crises, and are at higher risk of violence, abuse, neglect and discrimination. The specific humanitarian needs of women and girls are often inadequately identified nor addressed …
 
By 2050 more than half of Africa’s population will be under 25 years old. The booming population is posing challenges to African countries to meet the educational and employment needs of young people. Governments and organisations need to think creatively if they are to address these challenges. Investing more on gender-sensitive programmes and con…
 
We cannot wait any longer to shift gender norms, reduce inequalities and set the course for good health for generations to come. Addressing gender inequality and restrictive gender norms benefits the health and development of all genders and is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, protecting human rights for all.With the globa…
 
Adolescents are a driving force for development. If we are to deliver on the 2030 Agenda and ‘leave no one behind’, young people must be provided with the tools needed to reach their full potential. Particularly those who are disadvantaged and often face high levels of stigma, discrimination and exclusion.In commemoration of Universal Children’s Da…
 
China's investment in the African continent is increasing at a steady rate, with the country announcing the provision of $60 billion in financial support to Africa at the 2018 China–Africa Cooperation Forum.As China plays an increasingly key role in the continent, we explore the future of Sino–African development relations. In particular looking at…
 
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasises the critical role of social protection in achieving the SDGs, including gender equality. If appropriately designed and implemented, social protection policies and systems can transform women’s and girls' lives by addressing lifecycle risks and transitions, increasing access to services and infr…
 
For nearly two decades, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda have all sustained average economic growth of 5 per cent or higher. To maintain and top this performance, while making growth more inclusive for their rapidly expanding populations, governments in the region know that the main drivers of their economic growth need to change. Econo…
 
We live in a globalised world. Just as people, goods and services cross borders, so do the impacts of climate change and our subsequent adaptation responses. A localised drought, occurring more frequently and intensely as a result of climate change, disrupts a global supply chain, which in turn affects consumers many thousands of miles away. An ada…
 
Over 4.2 billion people currently reside in urban areas. By 2045, it is predicted that the number will increase to six billion, with most growth taking place in Asia and Africa. Against this backdrop, there has been a sharp rise in crises affecting cities over the past decade.Many aid agencies have started to urbanise their response, taking into co…
 
In order to meet SDG 8 and secure ‘decent work and sustainable economic growth for all’, governments and their development partners will need to achieve the right balance between promoting ‘growth from below’ (GfB) and ‘growth from above’ (GfA).Policy measures to tighten labour markets will need to be coupled with more strategic efforts to empower …
 
Education is central to achieving economic and social benefits for migrants of all ages, and their host communities; improving livelihoods and health outcomes, reducing gender inequality and enhancing political participation. Education and skills development are essential for all people on the move, young and old, and especially for women, who are …
 
NGOs have been central to efforts to improve the humanitarian system. Yet international NGOs are often criticised for a lack of coordination, destructive competition and unnecessary duplication – especially in ‘crowded’ and highly fragile contexts. Some have called for consolidation – reducing the number of international NGOs to increase efficiency…
 
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