Join a live online debate: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 12:00-13:00 GMT hosted by Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network. [more...]
Overseas Development Institute
ODI is Britain's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Their mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries.
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CDKN Overseas Development Institute Most recent content
ODI's Natasha Grist outlines three new ideas that could raise the profile of agriculture in the United Nations climate talks. [more...]
This paper draws on the findings of a study commissioned by CDKN and undertaken by Ricardo-AEA which reviews the existing evidence base and a range of case studies to understand how effective past and present negotiation support efforts have been, and how to strengthen them in the future. [more...]
REPORT: Climate change and exposure to ‘natural’ disasters threaten to derail global anti-poverty efforts
A new report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK Met Office and Risk Management Solutions shows how disasters and climate change could undermine the goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. [more...]
The international community spent $13.5 billion on reducing the risk of disasters in the past two decades, just 40 cents for every $100 of aid, and a tiny amount compared with the $862 billion in disaster losses suffered by developing countries, according to a new ODI report. [more...]
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