Governance blogs

11 March 2014
While many policymakers in the world's richest nations continue to deny the urgency of action on climate change, governments in the 48 least developed countries are pushing ahead with plans to adapt – or at least trying to
10 March 2014
A focus on four key priorities could help Least Developed Country governments lift their citizens out of poverty by generating inclusive growth
4 February 2014
Rosebell Kagumire says consultations on the future of global development framework should involve journalists or they will fail to reach the masses.
23 December 2013
Future generations will thank those of today's leaders who take a longer-term view of the many challenges we face, says Camilla Toulmin.
10 December 2013
The post-2015 development agenda will most profoundly affect the least developed countries (LDCs), so it's essential that people in these countries have a greater say in what the goals look like.
6 August 2013
A second round of elections will now have to be held following a “calm” first vote. Challenges to be overcome include poor voter turnout in the north and heavy rains.
14 June 2013
The G8 leaders meet in Northern Ireland on June 17, with the UK in the chair, and trade, tax, and transparency as the text. It’s a revolutionary agenda, if seen through to the end.
13 June 2013
The OECD’s latest report begins to bridge the growing divide between international institutions’ focus on green growth, and developing countries’ need for greater equity.
12 June 2013
People in Bamako, Mali support different politicians — but share remarkably similar political priorities.
23 May 2013
The world is finally waking up to the need for transparency in business deals. New EU transparency legislation was announced earlier this month and next month transparency will be a major theme at the G8 summit. This week the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has its bi-annual conference, and the UK and France have just announced they will join the initiative. The big question is can greater transparency help sustainable development?

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