Policy Brief

Levelling the field: Improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa

African agriculture has the potential to spur growth, reduce poverty and transform millions of lives. Yet a wide and pervasive gender gap in agricultural productivity has hindered the sector’s development and broader growth. Women farmers face numerous economic, cultural and institutional disadvantages, and consequently produce less per hectare than their male counterparts.

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Data Report

The Beginning of the End? The 2013 ONE AIDS Report

25 years since the first World AIDS Day, the world has made incredible progress in the fight against AIDS. In fact, so much has been achieved that in recent years, leaders from around the world have begun to call for the achievement of “the beginning of the end of AIDS”—something that would have seemed impossible…

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Phantom Firms

What are Phantom Firms? Phantom firms are secretive companies or trusts used by international criminals and corrupt businesses to hide money, rip off governments and siphon off cash that could be used to pay for health care, education or vital infrastructure investment. You can create a phantom firm with less information than you need to…

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Cracking down on Phantom Firms: Beneficial Ownership Transparency

“Personally, I would hope that the whole world will move towards public registers of beneficial ownership” (Prime Minister David Cameron, 15th June 2013).[1]  1. Anonymous shell companies and trusts – so-called “Phantom Firms” – play a central role in laundering and channelling funds, concealing behind a veil of secrecy the identity of corrupt individuals and…

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A citizen-centred data revolution

Discussion paper by Andrew Palmer (Development Initiatives) and Alan Hudson (ONE) The High Level Panel (HLP) on the Post–2015 Development Agenda called for a “data revolution for sustainable development, with a new international initiative to improve the quality of statistics and information available to citizens”. This paper advances the vision of the HLP and addresses…

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Data Report

Past Data Reports

2013 Data Report: Special Report Tracking Development Assistance With fewer than 1,000 days to go until the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), ONE’s new Special Report Tracking Development Assistance, explores overall trends in official development assistance (ODA) and shows how donor countries are doing in their efforts to support Africa. Special Report…

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Policy Brief

Small Change / Big Difference

The UK has long been a world leader in international development. In recent years the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has lifted an estimated 3 million people permanently out of poverty annually, through health, education, food, and sanitation programmes. However, in these difficult economic times, which have resulted in budget cuts for other government departments, there has been a heated debate about whether the UK is right to keep its overseas aid commitments.

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Data Report

The 2013 DATA Report: Special Report Tracking Development Assistance

With fewer than 1,000 days to go until the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), ONE’s new Special Report Tracking Development Assistance, explores overall trends in official development assistance (ODA) and shows how donor countries are doing in their efforts to support Africa. This special briefing follows on from ONE’s main 2013 DATA…

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Policy Brief

Transparency: Increasing Resources for Development

Many developing countries are rich in natural resources such as oil, gas and minerals. In order to lift people out of poverty, these countries need to make the most of the revenues they receive from the sale of their resources.

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