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Shaping policy for development

An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN

About ODI

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

Our mission and values

Our mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. We do this by locking together high quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate. We work with partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries.

ValueWhat does the value mean?
INDEPENDENCEODI’s research, public affairs and policy advice are independent from its funders, and staff are able to challenge donor thinking and policy and the wider development consensus.
HIGH QUALITYBest practice, innovative approaches and continuous improvement are ensured in research, policy advice and public affairs.
FAIRNESS, DIVERSITY & EQUALITYAll staff and partners are treated fairly and with respect. ODI employment, disciplines and processes are appropriate for an institute focused on international development.
WORKING TOGETHERThere is continuous effort to foster better relationships throughout the organisation
TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITYThere is open reporting on the use of public funds, with full communication of our work to our donors, research subjects and partners.
SUSTAINABILITYResources are used in a sustainable way that reflects consciousness of the impact on the environment.
The organisation works in a way that is sustainable, backed by commitment to its long-term viability.

 


Organisational Information

As a registered charity, ODI is supported by grants and donations from research foundations, international organisations, NGOs and business.

Company name: Overseas Development Institute
Place of registration: England & Wales
Company Number:  00661818
Registered office address: 203 Blackfriars Road, London. SE1 8NJ
Charity Registration Number: 228248

For more information, contact the Company Secretary, Moira Malcolm.