In this powerful talk, "Development Studies and International Relations: How Do they Lead to Obstetrics?," Dr. Nawal Nour tells the story of the journey that lead to her pioneering global health work and the founding of the African Women's Health Center.
Learn the specialized knowledge and analytical skills to understand how market forces are harnessed to empower disadvantaged populations and developing countries in breaking the cycles of poverty.
The case for governments – national leaders and ministries including finance, economic planning, health, youth, agriculture, water, and natural resources – and private sector leaders to develop ambitious policy agendas geared toward kick-starting and supporting the nascent demographic transition in sub-Saharan Africa. It demonstrates that not only is this necessary, but possible – and that it could have potentially far-reaching positive effects. It argues that the population of Africa is expected to rise sharply relative to that of other regions, and within sub-Saharan Africa, sizeable increases in the share of youth is, in turn, expected to translate into a rise in the share of workers relative to dependents. This has two consequences. First, sub-Saharan Africa will feature even more strongly in global development agendas. Second, the nascent demographic transition has the potential to offer a significant dividend in most of the region.The good news is that evidence shows clear pathways through which these ambitions can be realised, and several successful examples of what is possible. Such investments are also cost effective, given economic and social rates of return. Building on these successes and investing in their expansion could yield manifold gains with long-term cumulative effects.
The AKUAPEM RURAL BANK Ltd, founded in 1980, in the town of MAMFE, Ghana, June 19, 2006.
Aiming to influence events in the international arena that affect development, through high quality innovative research, policy advice and communications in areas relevant to contemporary policy debates.
Economic growth is crucial for delivering the economic freedoms and capabilities for sustained human development. But achieving and sustaining growth is not easy – researchers know very little about the causes of growth or what has caused growth after a growth episode has been observed. An overriding concern for all the work is whether developing country governments can have a tailored progressive response to new policy issues or whether they should withdraw from active involvement and promote a neutral set of established development policies and rules, and if so what either of these might look like under which type of circumstances. Using innovative research and communications techniques and empirical testing of relevant economic and other theories, it seeks to inform developing country policy makers (including economic policy makers and trade negotiators), donors, researchers and the development community on what drives growth and investment and how the public sector or donors can actively support growth
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is a leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.
ODI is an independent think tank with more than 230 staff, including researchers, communicators and specialist support staff. We provide high-quality research, policy advice, consultancy services and tailored training – bridging the gap between research and policy and using innovative communication to mobilise audiences.As a registered charity, ODI is supported by grants and donations from foundations, non-governmental organisations, the private sector, governments, multilateral agencies and academia. Company name: Overseas Development Institute
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ODI Fellowship Scheme 2018
ODI is inviting applications for the 2018-2020 Fellowship Scheme; the deadline is 1 December 2017. To apply, please complete our online application form. ODI's prestigious Fellowship Scheme gives postgraduate economists and statisticians the chance to work in developing country public sectors as local civil servants on two-year contracts.The Scheme has two objectives: to provide developing country governments with high-calibre junior economists and statisticians where there are gaps in local capacity; and to give postgraduate economists and statisticians practical work experience in a developing country. Since 1963 we have sent more than 1,000 economists and statisticians on two-year postings to more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific, with many going on to successful careers in government, multilateral institutions, academia and the private sector. More than one hundred Fellows are currently in post. The Scheme is open to candidates of all nationalities provided they have a master’s degree or PhD in economics, statistics or a related discipline. Postings are determined primarily by the needs of partner governments rather than the preferences of candidates themselves.
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Francois Lepage, France, 2016
Marta Foresti & Jessica Hagen-Zanka
Migration is one of the defining features of the 21st century and significantly contributes to economic and social development everywhere. As such, migration will be key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).In a series of eight briefings, ODI, with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), explains the relationship between migration and critical development issues that are central to the SDGs. The briefings provide a set of recommendations for governments and policymakers tasked with delivering the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Homi Kharas & Andrew Rogerson, October 2017
In July 2012, we published Horizon 2025: creative destruction in the aid industry, which analysed some of the major forces shaping change in development cooperation, as we knew it then. Five years on we look again at our 2012 scenarios. 2017 is a milesteone shrouded in great uncertainty arising from recent political developments such as Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency. This report analyses how our previous scenarios have stood the test of time, what we missed and what we have learned since.Our starting point is the enormous change in the landscape within which development finance agencies are operating. On the one hand there are large, unexpected factors that potentially cause massive change, but whose legacy might yet prove ephemeral. These include the populist ‘roar’ and national-interest-first movement; the global agreement on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, with their attendant change from business-as-usual to a transformational agenda, albeit with less consensus on how to to achieve it; and the surge of migrants and refugees from conflict, and its lasting impact both on the content of development assistance and public support for it. On the other hand, there are trends with mostly larger impact which were already apparent and in most cases identified in our earlier work, but which have grown faster or changed direction compared to what we had anticipated. These include: