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Innovating for pro-poor services: why politics matter

Overseas Development Institute  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
17. March 2016

In order to solve sustainable development challenges and provide universal access to basic services, we need new ideas, as well as old ideas, applied in new ways and new places. Innovation can make basic services cheaper, more accessible and more relevant for poor people. Despite innovation efforts and optimism across the development sector, few innovations lead to actual sustainable, systemic change. Too often the barriers are political – factors such as motivation, power and collective action prevent innovations from leading…

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Bricks and dollars: 10 lessons on improving public investment in infrastructure

Overseas Development Institute  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
7. March 2016

The 2015 CAPE Conference presented a multitude of perspectives on how governments can avoid the mistakes of the past and effectively deliver greater investment in infrastructure. This note sets out 10 key lessons that government officials (particularly in finance and planning ministries) and international actors looking to strengthen investment in infrastructure in developing countries can draw from the conference. ODI | Bricks and dollars: 10 lessons on improving public investment in infrastructure

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Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2016

World Economic Forum  
Policy Initiative: Energy Policy
7. March 2016

The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2016 ranks 126 countries on their ability to deliver secure, affordable and sustainable energy. WEF | Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2016

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Economic Policy Reforms 2016

OECD  
Policy Initiative: Other
2. March 2016

Going for Growth is the OECD’s regular report on structural reforms in policy areas that have been identified as priorities to boost incomes in OECD and selected non-OECD countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Russian Federation and South Africa). Policy priorities are updated every two years and presented in a full report, which includes individual country notes with detailed policy recommendations to address the priorities.The next full report will be published in 2017. This interim report takes stock of the actions…

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Climate for Sustainable Growth – White paper

Centre for European Policy Studies  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
25. February 2016

This White Paper is part of the CEPS project ‘Climate for Sustainable Growth’, whose main objective is to analyse the impacts of climate change mitigation measures on the three pillars of sustainable development: the economic, environmental and social. It does so by looking at the positive as well as adverse - both intended and unintended - impacts of climate change mitigation policies and projects. While this paper fully recognizes that mitigation policies have both positive and adverse impacts, the focus…

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Climate resilience and financial services

Overseas Development Institute  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
25. February 2016

This paper aims to answer three research questions for each of the three contexts assessed: What is the availability and use of financial services? How can financial services contribute to building climate resilience in terms of managing climate- related risks and exploiting climate-related opportunities? How can policy-makers support the development of financial services to build climate resilience? Drawing from the findings of the analysis, the authors recommend strengthening the financial infrastructure, engaging with domestic financial service providers and telecoms companies and improving…

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Sustainable Urban Mobility Report – Indore

World Business Council for Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
25. February 2016

SMP2.0 has been collaborating with six cities to test and refine its methodology and tools for integrated sustainable urban mobility planning. Indore has been one of the six cities and has worked with Ford Motors (lead), BMW Group, Feedback Brisa Highways (Ezeeway), Volkswagen and Fujitsu from July 2014. This report details how the different steps of the engagement happened in Indore and their outcomes including Indore Mobility Roadmap. World Business Council for Sustainable Development | Sustainable Urban Mobility Report –…

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Achieving Skill Mobility in the ASEAN Economic Community: Challenges, Opportunities, and Policy Implications

Asian Development Bank  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
18. February 2016

This report examines the challenges ASEAN member states face in achieving the goal of greater mobility for the highly skilled, including hurdles in recognizing professional qualifications, opening up access to certain jobs, and a limited willingness by professionals to move due to perceived cultural, language, and socioeconomic differences. The cost of these barriers is staggering and could reduce the region’s competitiveness in the global market This report launches a multiyear effort by ADB and the Migration Policy Institute to better understand the issues and…

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