The Overseas Development Institute in the UK has been producing a well-written series of short reports on development progress in particular countries. The results are synthesized into another report Mapping progress: evidence for a new development outlook but the individual country reports are well worth a read.
The latest in the series are:
- Ghana’s sustained agricultural growth: Putting underused resources to work
- El Salvador’s progress on negotiation, political inclusion and post-war transition
- Costa Rica’s sustainable resource management: Successfully tackling tropical deforestation
- Ethiopia’s rapid and equitable expansion of access to education
- Progress in water supply in Burkina Faso’s cities
- Bangladesh’s healthy partnership and effective pro-poor targeting
- Viet Nam’s progress on economic growth and poverty reduction: Impressive improvements
- Indonesia’s state cohesion and strategic institutional reform
- Progress in economic conditions: Sustained success against the odds in Mauritius
- Improved economic conditions in Malawi: Progress from a low base
The whole set of reports are on the ODI site.