Leave no one behind

Claire Proudfoot

Overseas Development Institute

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3 minutes

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Does development discriminate?

#LeaveNooneBehind isn’t just a hashtag. In swiftly changing Ghana, it’s a challenge.

Our advocacy video for the UK’s leading humanitarian think-tank shows audiences why.


Over the past 15 years, the world has made significant progress in reducing poverty and improving access to healthcare, education and sanitation. These successes – however – are not universal.

Socioeconomic status, gender and disability all play a role in an individual’s ability to access investment in their communities. It is already marginalised groups who find themselves excluded from an improving world.

The Millennium Development Goals missed profound inequalities 

The story

No one imagines that the development aid invested in Ghana fails to reach those who need it equally. In No One Left Behind, we highlight the uncomfortable reality that sees disabled, elderly and female Ghanaians pushed to the fringes of society.

Capturing those whose very identity bars them from progress, the advocacy video calls on policy-makers to support initiatives,  like the Sustainable Development Goals which explicitly prioritise marginalised groups.

The world is not on track to end extreme poverty by 2030


Released online, our documentary forms part of ODI’s global campaign to amplify the voices of marginalised communities.