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Consultant – BSI Liberia Programme

January 2018|BSI Liberia |

The Budget Strengthening Initiative is looking to expand its network of consultants who are able to work across a range of areas of public finance as trusted advisors to partner governments. We are currently advertising for an opportunity in Liberia. If you have skills and expertise that you could deploy in rapidly evolving and challenging [...]

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Research Officer – Public Finance and Institutions

November 2017|Richa Okhandiar|

We are seeking to appoint a (Senior) Research Officer to join ODI’s Public Finance and Institutions Programme. Under the supervision of a Research Fellow/ Head of Programme, the post holder will contribute to designing and delivering innovative, high-quality and policy-relevant research, policy advice and public-affairs initiatives. You will contribute to policy research and advisory projects, [...]

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Event – Digital revolutions in public finance

November 2017|Richa Okhandiar|

Join us on Tuesday 21 November at 5pm for a thrilling discussion on Digital revolutions in public finance with our expert panel chaired by Soumaya Keynes, the Economics and Trade Correspondent with The Economist. For more information and how to register please visit the ODI Website here. The event is followed by a networking reception.

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Why is the International Monetary Fund absent from the most fragile states?

October 2017|Marcus Manuel|

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is evaluating its work in fragile states. I recently joined one of their regional consultations. It struck me that the IMF needs to further adapt its approach in the most fragile states in three key areas: where IMF staff are allowed to visit, how it approaches capacity building and the overall [...]

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Benchmarking cop 21 – what could be the fiscal impact of fair carbon shares?

October 2016|admin|

The next big international meeting on climate change – COP 21 – is underway in Paris. Negotiations are complex and countries’ emissions targets – found in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) – are not always comparable. Might there be simple benchmarks against which costs and required financing can be compared? One such estimate and [...]

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Public investment management assessments (pimas): please handle with care

October 2016|bsi|

July saw the public launch of the IMF’s new Public Investment Management Assessment (PIMA) at the Third Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa. The IMF’s attention to the importance of public investment is welcome. Countries across the developing world are putting in place aspirational infrastructure plans. This is also reflected in thegreater focus in [...]

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Roundup: ipi on implementing the new deal and a fresh set of country learning notes from uganda.

November 2016|bsi|

International Peace Institute, Policy Paper Busan and Beyond: Implementing the ''New Deal'' for Fragile States. Sydney Morning Herald Kevin Rudd to advise on 'fragile' regime former Australian PM to chair World Economic Forum panel on fragile states. ACLED dataset on armed conflict goes further than other conflict datasets, giving the location of events within countries. [...]

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Roundup: fragility and the post-2015 framework and a series of new reports on secure livelihoods in fragile states

November 2016|bsi|

Two new reports on fragility and the post-MDG framework have recently been published. ODI’s Lisa Denney explores whether a goal relating to security could be included in the post-2015 framework; and Saferworld looks at approaching post-2015 from a peacebuilding perspective. New Oxford Policy Management report Infrastructure in Fragile and Conflict Affected Statesincludes case studies on [...]

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Podcast: helder da costa from the g7+ talks on post-2015 & the new deal

October 2016|admin|

Helder Da Costa, General Secretary of the g7+ group of fragile states, is about to head to Mexico to represent the group at the First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership. Ryan Flynn caught up with Helder in London to discuss what the g7+ would like to see come out of the meeting, progress implementing [...]

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Roundup: g7+ conference on Post-2015 agenda and Fukayama’s latest thoughts on on governance

October 2016|bsi|

The g7+ will convene an international conference on fragility and the Post-2015 Agenda. Development for All: Stop conflict, build states and eradicate poverty will take place in Dili from the 26 and to the 28 of February. And a transcript of Emilia Pires’ speech at the High Level Forum in Monrovia  on lessons from fragile [...]

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