Latest projects

Politically smart, locally led development

Projects - September 2014
In light of growing demand from staff of donor agencies for examples of what 'thinking and working politically' entails in practice, this project aims to collect and share examples of where better outcomes have been achieved by adopting a politically smart, locally led approach.

Gender Equality and Women’s Rights Evaluation

Projects - June 2014 to April 2015
The Overseas Development Institute is working together with Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Norway and SIPU in Sweden, on an evaluation of Norwegian Development Cooperation support to Women's Rights and Gender Equality. The purpose of this project is to undertake an evaluation of Norway’s support to women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality in development cooperation during the period 2007-2013.

Supporting policy engagement at the Mental Health Innovation Network

Projects - June 2014 to December 2014
The Mental Health Innovation Network aims to review and promote knowledge and emerging evidence on mental health policy across the developing world. This project supports the Network to understand the challenges and opportunities of mental health as a policy issue, review appropriate policy engagement strategies and extract lessons from the experiences of network members.

Innovation - Urbanisation and property rights

Projects - April 2014 to March 2015
This project aims to analyse the interactions between the process of urbanisation and land tenure arrangements, land governance and tenure security in peri-urban areas, particularly in smaller urban centres, looking particularly at recent experience in Ghana and Tanzania.

Shockwatch - Savings and insurance

Projects - April 2014 to March 2015
This project will investigate the link between global financial vulnerability and the financial products made available to the poor, with a particular focus on savings and insurance products.

EU development programme

Projects - April 2014 to March 2016
The project supports research, dialogue and strategic relationships to enable strengthened and evidence-based EU development policy-making that delivers results and impact.

Costs of inaction against child violence

Projects - March 2014 to September 2014
Millions of children are subjected to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence daily. Funded by ChildFund Alliance, the ODI Social Development team is carrying out research to obtain a more robust evidence base on the costs of failing to address violence against children.