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.

3ie/IFPRI: The Impact of the Kenya CT-OVC Programme on Productive Activities and Labor Allocation

The following videos are part of the 3ie/IFPRI Seminar Series on Impact Evaluation.

January 31th, 2013, Paul Winters discussed whether and how cash transfers could be used for productive purposes as part of a broader development agenda. The Kenya Cash Transfer Programme for Orphans and Vulnerable Children is used as a case study.

ODI Development Progress - Exploring what works and why

Rising inequality, increased impacts from climate change, continued undernourishment and hunger. These challenges are real, they are global, and they are hitting the world's poorest the hardest. But too often stories of failure have overshadowed those of success. Real incomes are doubling, life expectancy is increasing, poverty levels are declining -- progress is happening faster than at any other time in human history.