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 five year research project supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It aimed to measure, understand and communicate where and how development progress has happened.
  • Providing cutting-edge, policy-relevant research and advisory support on bilateral and multilateral development agency strategy and finance. (Formerly Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure).
  • 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? GPIP leads ODI's work on the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • 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.
  • Leading research at the global and country level on public financial management and service delivery, the capabilities of finance ministries and adaptive development. (Formerly Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure).
  • 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.
  • Providing research, analysis and policy advice on systemic, inclusive and just approaches to understanding risk and managing uncertainty. R&R looks at the nexus between climate, weather extremes and hazards, and other risk drivers to understand the impact on poverty and development, and mainstream resilience into wider socioeconomic agendas, policy and planning.
  • 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.