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The Role of Identification in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Mariana Dahan
July 01, 2015
The post-2015 development agenda is being shaped as we speak. The role of identification and its importance to development outcomes places it within the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda — specifically as one of the proposed SDG targets (#16.9), but also as a key enabler of the ef...
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Can the SDGs Really ‘Leave No One Behind’?
July 01, 2015
What does ‘Leave No One Behind’ mean in the context of the post-2015 development agenda? From the UN High Level Panel to the Open Working Group to the recently released zero draft of sustainable development goals, presidents, prime ministers, UN envoys, civil soc...
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Giddy Optimism on 2015
November 20, 2014
Three big conferences next year could affect the next two decades of global development.  The first will bring world leaders to Addis Ababa in July for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. 
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Could Addis Deliver a Global Deal Around Sustainable Infrastructure Finance?
November 10, 2014
On the 12th November, I’ll be attending an Overseas Development Institute conference in London on financing the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Saturday Night Live Satirizes Kinky Development
October 21, 2014
In a recent SNL sketch Bill Haider is a white celebrity filming a commercial in a village using black people as props to plead for “39 cents a day” which he claims is “all these people need to survive.”  
Costing a Data Revolution - Working Paper 383
Gabriel Demombynes
October 20, 2014
The lack of reliable development statistics for many poor countries has led the U.N. to call for a “data revolution” (United Nations, 2013).
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Data Revolution for Development — A CGD Doubleheader
October 02, 2014
The drumbeat for transparent and better development data has been steadily growing over the last few years. This agenda touches on a broad range of issues, such as aid transparency, open budgets, citizen feedback loops, and development data collection and dissemination.