We work across a wide range of sectors that have a direct impact on the well-being of the poorest people in developing countries.

  • Working to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve the sustainability of rural livelihoods in the face of increasing social, economic and physical shocks and stresses.
  • Shaping the agenda for international development assistance, as well as efficient and effective public spending for development at country level.
  • Supporting climate compatible development and poverty reduction through high quality research, analysis and debate on adaptation and resilience, climate finance, green growth and natural resource management.
  • Enhancing the impact of ODI's research on development policy and practice, and ODI’s reputation and image through efficient and effective internal and external communication.
  • A four year research project supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It aims to measure, understand and communicate where and how development progress has happened.
  • A multi-disciplinary team working on one of the core issues of development policy and practice: how can economic growth and the changes it brings deliver the maximum benefits for poor people?
  • One of the world's leading teams working on humanitarian issues. We are dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice through a combination of high-quality analysis, dialogue and debate.
  • Aiming to influence events in the international arena that affect development, through high quality innovative research, policy advice and communications in areas relevant to contemporary policy debates.
  • A leading centre for research and policy engagement on political and governance issues in development.
  • Aiming to maximise the contribution of the private sector to development and to shape markets for sustainable and inclusive growth, through independent, cutting-edge research, advisory work and public-affairs activities.
  • Working at the interface between knowledge, policy and practice, RAPID occupies a unique place in ODI’s range of expert teams. We are dedicated to improving the integration of local knowledge and research-based evidence into policy-making. We work with researchers, think tanks, civil society, donors and governments to develop capacity for policy influence and evidence-informed policy-making.
  • Exploring the role of social norms and relationships in maintaining the cycle of poverty and exclusion.
  • Supporting the design and implementation of effective social protection policy and systems.
  • Linking high quality research with practical policy advice on water issues with a bearing on poverty, aiming to provoke, contribute to and influence debates on water and sanitation.