Our strategic plan sets out the five main areas, from the 'global to the local', in which ODI aims to make a difference.
As major global summits on the Sustainable Development goals, financing development, climate change and the humanitarian architecture shape the future of international development, here's how we'll respond to the challenges ahead.
Our five strategic priorities
- Eradicating absolute poverty and equalising opportunity
- Promoting effective action on climate change and managing resources sustainably
- Protecting people threatened by conflict, disasters and insecurity
- Building accountable and inclusive institutions
- Increasing productivity and creating jobs through transformative growth
A change in focus
- The growing focus on global public goods like climate change mitigation, and the decreasing relevance of categories like 'the global south', mean that we will work increasingly on policy in developed countries as well as ‘developing’ countries.
- As private investment becomes ever more important in development finance, we will increase our engagement with private sector actors to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction.
- We will focus increasingly beyond the ‘aid’ debate, seeking to promote solutions to global development through influencing rules, policies and practice in areas such as tax, trade, migration, climate change and global governance in ways that benefit the poorest people.
To find out more, download the ODI strategic plan 2014-2017.
Tribute to Sue Unsworth
We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Board member Sue Unsworth. She served the Board for a number of years with great distinction. The Institute has benefited hugely from her deep sense of engagement and practical advice. Sue will be greatly missed.