Claire Melamed

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The data revolution is coming and it will unlock the corridors of power

Written by Claire Melamed, Director of the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at ODI, on the Guardian Global development, poverty matters blog “One might not think of statisticians or computer geeks as natural revolutionaries. But that, it turns out, would be unfair, because statisticians and computer geeks are in the vanguard of what could prove … Continue reading

Development data: how accurate are the figures?

Claire Melamed, from the Overseas Development Institute, has written a post on the Data Revolution in The Guardian, extracts from which you can read below. “You know a lot less than you think you do. Around 1.22 billion people live on less than a $1.25 (75p) day? Maybe, maybe not. Malaria deaths fell by 49% in Africa … Continue reading

Inequality in post-2015: focus on the targets, not the goals?

Claire Melamed, from the Overseas Development Institute, has published a new report on inequality entitled Inequality in post-2015: focus on the targets, not the goals? Its key messages include: There is a growing consensus that tackling the inequalities which hamper human progress should be part of a new set of sustainable development goals after 2015. … Continue reading

What global partnership for post-2015?

By Claire Melamed, from the Overseas Development Institute: “If you think agreeing goals on health and education for after 2015 is hard, just wait until the serious conversations start on the ‘global partnership’ that underpins them. All of the most difficult global issues are there: how to sort out the global trading system (something the … Continue reading

ODI September podcast: educating Syrian refugees, service delivery, MY World and post-2015

The ODI has released its September Podcast, which includes interviews with Claire Melamed and Paul Ladd, talking about post-2015 and the UN General assembly. Click here to learn more and listen to the podcast. 

MY World: listening to 1 million voices – blog by Claire Melamed

By Claire Melamed, head of the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Program at the Overseas Development Institute:  “MY World is a global survey about people’s priorities. Less than a year ago, ODI became one of the founding partners, after it was devised by me and Paul Ladd of UNDP. Out of a list of 16 options, people … Continue reading

Inequality – A battle lost but a war won? A dissenting view

By Carlos Fortin on the IDS Globalisation and Development blog: “Claire Melamed’s recent Guardian blog on the High Level Panel Report fairly sums up the reaction of many progressive commentators to the Report’s treatment of the issue of inequality. ‘Inequality campaigners’- she writes – ‘seem to have lost the battle but won the war’. The … Continue reading

How will the post-2015 High-Level Panel prioritise?

As the post-2015 High-Level Panel holds its first meeting, Claire Melamed offers her take on the options: “the panel’s job is to prioritise between the 101 good ideas that are out there, and to tell a story explaining the decisions they have made which is convincing enough to persuade others that it’s the right way … Continue reading

Inclusive growth and a post-2015 framework

One of the recurring themes in the debate about the post-2015 agenda is the role that growth and employment issues should have within it. While there is a great deal of discussion about how to include growth in a new global development framework after 2015, specific proposals remain relatively thin. In this paper, Gina Bergh, ODI Research Officer, and … Continue reading

Separated at birth, reunited in Rio? A roadmap to bring environment and development back together

Linking development and environmental objectives through policy initiatives is not an easy task. In this Background Note, Claire Melamed, Head of ODI’s Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme, Andrew Scott, ODI Research Fellow and Tom Mitchell, Head of ODI’s Climate Change Programme set out to explain why reconciling the two agendas has been so difficult at a practical level, and … Continue reading


January 1st, 2016

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