Case Studies on Leaving No One Behind

A companion volume to the Development Co-operation Report 2018

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These case studies complement the 2018 Development Co-operation Report: Joining forces to leave no one behind. Case study contributors share knowledge and lessons on what it takes to answer the pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind through national and sub-national policies, strategies and programmes as well as international development co-operation projects, programmes and partnerships. The insights, good practices and lessons shared in these case studies were provided by diverse actors. These include official development co-operation ministries and agencies from members of the OECD and the Development Assistance Committee, international organisations, developing country governments, civil society organisations, business, and research bodies.


The case studies highlight experiences from projects and programmes in leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind. They are organised and presented under two broad categories:

1. Reaching and including people and places;

2. The enabling role of international co-operation: policies, partnerships and data.



Bringing healthcare to people living in rural areas in Liberia

In Liberia, half of the country’s 4.6 million people live in rural areas and 29% of the population live more than 5 km from the nearest health facility. Distance, coupled with an extreme shortage in the healthcare workforce, has resulted in some of the worst health outcomes in the world. For example, mortality rates for children under five years are 120 per 1 000 live births in rural Liberia compared to 106 per 1 000 live births in urban areas. See : https://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/SR214/SR214.pdf.


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