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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

Programmes

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

Agricultural Development and Policy
Agricultural Development and Policy
The Agricultural Development and Policy Programme works to promote understanding of transitions in food and agriculture, and appropriate policy responses. This is done with the aim of reducing hunger and poverty, and improving the sustainability of rural livelihoods in the face of increasing social, economic and physical shocks and stresses.
Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure
Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure
The ODI Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure helps to shape and drive the agenda for international development assistance, as well as efficient and effective public spending for development at country level.
Climate and Environment
Climate and Environment
ODI’s Climate and Environment programme supports climate compatible development and poverty reduction through high quality research, analysis and debate.
Communications
Communications
The ODI Communications team aims to enhance 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.
Development Progress
Development Progress is 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
Growth, Poverty and Inequality
Growth, Poverty and Inequality
ODI’s Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme is 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?
Humanitarian Policy Group
The Humanitarian Policy Group is one of the world's leading teams of independent researchers and information professionals working on humanitarian issues. It is dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice through a combination of high-quality analysis, dialogue and debate.
International Economic Development Group
International Economic Development Group
The International Economic Development Group aims to influence events in the international arena that affect development. It achieves this by undertaking high quality innovative research in areas relevant to contemporary policy debates, and making the results accessible to opinion formers and policy makers.
Politics and Governance
Politics and Governance
The Politics and Governance Programme is a leading centre for research and policy engagement on political and governance issues in development.
Private Sector and Markets
Private Sector and Markets
The Private Sector and Markets Programme aims 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.
Research and Policy in Development
ODI’s Research and Development programme (RAPID) works to understand the relationship between research, policy and practice and promoting evidence-informed policy-making.
Social Development
Social Development
The Social Development programme is committed to ensuring socially inclusive development and thus works on issues of gender justice, social exclusion, inequality and the eradication of poverty. We consider socially inclusive development in relation to a wide range of sectors and issues and diverse population groups, by age, ethnicity or other identity.
Social Protection
Social Protection
The Social Protection programme aims to support the design and implementation of effective social protection policy and programming in poor countries.
Water Policy
Water Policy
The ODI Water Policy Programme links high quality research with practical policy advice on water issues with a bearing on poverty. Our aim is to provoke, contribute to and influence debates on water and sanitation through collaboration with a wide variety of government, donor, civil society and private sector partners.