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.



Helping poor and vulnerable populations in Viet Nam build resilience to negative consequences of climate change

Climate change is evolving faster than ever, and its consequences are stronger and more widespread than predicted by the scientific community. This is evidenced in and around the Tam Giang-Cau Hai Lagoon in Thua Thien Hue province, Viet Nam, where the livelihoods of families in and near poverty are threatened by heavier floods in the wet season, increased droughts in the dry season, more frequent typhoons and changing ecosystems. Poor households are forced into drastic measures to ensure their survival, such as taking children out of school or selling productive assets. Even minor weather events can quickly escalate into crisis, and despite Viet Nam’s impressive progress in poverty reduction over the last decades, vulnerable households are again increasingly at risk of falling back below poverty thresholds. Affected households urgently need to find sustainable approaches to enhance their resilience against the multiple threats of climate change.


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