Turning climate promises into action: what rich countries can learn from countries like Ethiopia

Turning climate promises into action: what rich countries can learn from countries like Ethiopia

Getting money to where it matters

Shaping a new institution for Liberia’s environmental projects Tackling climate change is consequently a national priority. The Government of Liberia (GoL) wants to build the resilience of climate-sensitive sectors and livelihoods, integrating climate change planning into all its development pillars and building the government’s capacity for effective climate change governance. These ambitions are set out […]

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No Pleasure in the Pathless Woods

The Legal and Implementation Challenges of Tree Planting in Freetown Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the forested Lion Mountains, Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, was originally planned to house 300,000 people. But the 1991-2002 civil war triggered a massive influx of people from the provinces and the city is now crowded far beyond […]

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Spotlighting key issues in Ethiopia

In the newly created Ethio-Spotlight series, the OPF Fellows Nduta Njenga and Temwanani Karen Phiri provide reflections on a range of topics related to Ethiopia for a regional and international audience. Nduta and Temwanani are OPF Fellows working for the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy and the Ministry of Finance in Ethiopia. Through their […]

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The Covid-19 pandemic

How OPF Fellows supported host governments’ responses and readiness for recovery At its core, the Oxford Policy Fellowship (OPF) is a listening institution. It respondsto requests from low- and middle-income country (LMIC) governments for legal andpolicy technical advisors (TAs) to help achieve the country’s development priorities.In early 2020, OPF had 15 Fellows posted in eight […]

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  • February 2021

Providing legal and policy advice during the Covid-19 pandemic

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Oxford Policy Fellowship (OPF) has worked to provide government partners in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with vital support as they respond to the pandemic and develop long-term recovery plans. In our latest Story of Change, we outline how we have collaborated with government partners through these challenging times.  The […]

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  • December 2020

Fellows successfully complete their postings

At the end of 2020, Fellows from cohort 4 left their host ministries after two years of impactful work. They are now continuing their journey providing legal and policy perspectives within the international development field. The four Fellows started their fellowships in 2018, embarking on varied roles as civil servants in their host governments. Working […]

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Environmental Law in Ethiopia

Foundation for a Sustainable Future Ethiopia is a pioneer in shaping a climate-resilient green economy. To realise this requires a very substantial reform of laws and institutions – to protect natural capital, to manage it sustainably, to increase peoples’ benefits from it, and to halt its degradation. This note tells the story of OPF working […]

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Achieving change through partnerships

A Most Significant Change study conducted by the Oxford Policy Fellowship finds that Fellows who are successful at contributing to impact are flexible and respond to a clear need, that they have built trusting relationships with colleagues, and that their supervisors are good managers with strategic vision. Success also depends on there being broad support […]

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