The United States should do more to foster innovation and provide more equitable access to high-quality education in order to maintain its status as the world’s most vibrant and productive economy, according to OECD’s latest Economic Survey of the United States.
International migration fell for the third consecutive year in 2010 but started picking up again in 2011, according to a new OECD report.
Growth in health spending slowed or fell in real terms in 2010 in almost all OECD countries, reversing a long-term trend of rapid increases, according to OECD Health Data 2012.
Governments looking to boost their fisheries sector should review their policies to create incentives for economically and environmentally sustainable fisheries, according to a new OECD report.
The Employment Outlook 2012 says that the OECD-wide joblessness rate is forecast to remain high at 7.7% in the fourth quarter of 2013, close to the 7.9% rate in May 2012. This leaves around 48 million people out of work across the OECD.
This Background Note provides an overview of the HIV situation in Nepal, Bangladesh and India, followed by a review of the individual country legal frameworks and an outline of regional initiatives around migration and HIV. The Background Note concludes by discussing priorities and processes that could safeguard the health and rights of migrants and their families.
Part of the Development Progress Stories series, this research focuses on Benin's progress in tackling gender inqualities in education.
With the MDG expiry date looming, an ODI event series considered impacts to date and options for the future. In this ODI Blog Post Claire Melamed asks what we have learned and what the future may look like post-2015.
Middle-income countries might be rising in number, but let's not forget per-capita income is only a limited indicator of poverty, says Jonathan Glennie.
Recognising the complex relationship between climate and development, this paper provides a synthesis of key findings from the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance’s (ACCRA) research in Ethiopia which explored how development interventions impact on adaptive capacity at the local level in Ethiopia.
This report investigates social inclusiveness in Asia's middle-income countries and explores some of the challenges in moving the development policy agenda from an exclusive poverty focus to an ‘inclusive growth’ strategy.
This paper considers some current proposals for integrating inequality into a post-2015 framework.
'The halving of income poverty, or the reduction of maternal mortality, is of course a tremendous achievement. But...the MDGs don’t provide the incentives for governments to find out who is left behind, or to design special policies to reach them.'
This report proposes one approach to answering the question: "Can we devise a way of measuring outcomes, based on poor people's own values, which strikes the right balance between a reasonable representation of reality and usability by policy makers?"
This working paper examines the variability in the impact of social relationships on the provision of public goods in different villages in Afghanistan and argues this variability has not been captured in policy and programming responses.