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ODI event: Tackling poverty: How multidimensional poverty measurement reveals who is poor, how they are poor, and where poverty has fallen

Watch the recorded presentations of the ODI event. In this event, the updated Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014 was presented, an international measure of acute poverty covering over 100 developing countries which provides invaluable insights for the post-2015 development agenda. 

Introduction

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World development report 2014: risk and opportunity - managing risk for development

The WDR 2014 argues that risk management can be a powerful instrument for development—not only by building people’s resilience and thus reducing the effects of adverse events but also by allowing them to take advantage of opportunities for improvement. This presentation at the UK launch of the report clarifies the importance, objectives and components of risk management, and what these imply for all societal levels, ranging from the individual to the international community.

The Campbell Collaboration: Coding (data extraction)

The Campbell Collaboration published a series of training videos which provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements. These videos offer guidance on information extraction from primary studies while conducting a systematic review. They also examine different approaches to study quality coding and discuss common issues that arise during the coding phase of a systematic review.

The Campbell Collaboration: Effect Size Calculation and Basic Meta-Analysis

The Campbell Collaboration published a series of training videos which provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements. This training video provides an introduction to the basics of meta-analysis, as well as an introduction to the computation of the standardized mean difference, correlation and odds ratio effect size statistics.

The Campbell Collaboration: Calculating Effect Sizes

The Campbell Collaboration published a series of training videos which provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements. This training video offers an introduction to the computation of the standardized mean difference, correlation and odds ratio effect size statistics.

Population growth and climate change explained by Hans Rosling

Let me show you the world, says Swedish academic Hans Rosling as he demonstrates the dynamics of population growth, child mortality and carbon dioxide emissions. The challenge for the world is to get everyone out of extreme poverty and get the richest people to use less fossil fuels so that everyone can share their energy levels, he says.


Claire Provost of The Guardian interviewed Hans Rosling about his use of and insights on global statistics.