Friday, 28 September 2012

ODI Newsletter September 2012

News from ODI

A pick of recent ODI activities. For immediate alerts whenever new content is added to the ODI website, subscribe to ournews feeds, or follow ODI on Facebook or Twitter.

UK aid in the spotlight: is this the end of the Gleneagles consensus?

David Cameron, UK Aid, Department for International Development (Source: Department for International Development, Flickr -    Over recent weeks the media has increasingly questioned the value of continuing to increase the UK aid budget. 

In this Opinion, ODI Director of Research Andrew Norton says the debate raises three crucial questions about aid in general, and in particular the future of the UK cross-party consensus.

Rising to the challenge: DFID's successes in Horn of Africa relief

Mother of eight treks 50km to get help in southern Somalia (Source: Marcus Prior/WFP, IRIN -    Simon Levine explores the implications of The Independent Commission for Aid Impact's report on DfID's response to the 2011 humanitarian crisis in Somalia and across the Horn of Africa.

Greening's chance to seize the future

Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development (Source: Department for International Development, Department for International Development)    Responding to Justine Greening’s appointment as International Development Secretary, Alison Evans asks, ‘where and how can she make her own mark?

WASH and governance: how political economy can help

Mary Muntari collects water from a stream in Kachia, in Kaduna State Nigeria (Source: Kate Holt/IRIN , IRIN -    Political economy analysis can prove a key tool in improving the delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), say Michelle Kooy and Daniel Harris.

Why are public works programmes so popular?

Cash transfer recipient in Cambodia (Source: Mayur Paul/ HelpAge International 2012, Flickr -    The growth of interest in public works programmes to promote social protection and employmentis not entirely evidence-based and may be linked to politics, says Anna McCord. 

Alison Evans to step down as ODI Director

Alison Evans speaking at Tony Blair event (Source: Africa Governance Initiative)    Alison Evans has announced she will be moving on from the post of ODI Director in the new year. Recruitment for a new Director will begin in October.

ODI wins award for online strategy

ODI Digital Manager, Nick Scott, picks up award for Online Strategy of the Year 2012 (Source: Digital Communications Awards 2012, Quadriga)    ODI has won Online Strategy of the Year 2012 at the prestigious Digital Communications Awards, held in Berlin. ODI's strategy beat off competition from multinational corporations and digital agencies.

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