Overseas Development Institute (ODI)



  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff101-250
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
  • Founded1960
ODI is Britain's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. 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.    OUR WORK   Themes ODI works across a range of international development and humanitarian themes in countries across the globe: -Agriculture -Fragile states -Livelihoods  -Aid -Forests -Migration -Business and the private sector -Gender -Natural disasters -Childhood and youth -The global financial crisis -Public finance -Chronic poverty -Governance and politics  -Rights -Climate change and the environment -Global governance -Social protection -Conflict and security -Health -Tourism -Economic growth -Humanitarian response -Trade -Food  -Inequality -Urban issues -Foreign policy -Knowledge and power -Water and sanitation   Programmes ODI Programmes are responsible for delivering on our mission of "locking together high quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate."   Business and Development Focusing on issues which affect the development impact of business, and economic incentives for firms to improve their development impact.   Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure (CAPE) Shaping and driving the agenda for effective international development assistance and public spending for development at country level.   Climate Change, Environment and Forests Informing policy change in ways which improve the livelihoods and well-being of the poor, whilst securing the future of global resources.   Communications Enhancing the impact of ODI's research through efficient and effective internal and external communication.   Growth and Equity Looking at how to close the gap between two key themes in development - poverty and economic growth.   Investment and Growth Researching what drives growth and investment and how the public sector or donors can actively support growth.   Humanitarian Policy Group Dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice through high-quality analysis, dialogue and debate.   Politics and Governance A centre for research and policy engagement on political and governance issues in development.   Protected Livelihoods & Agricultural Growth Supporting effective policies and programmes on agriculture and other issues at the rural-urban interface.   Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) Improving the use of research and evidence in development policy and practice through research, advice and debate.   Social Development Exploring the role of social norms and relationships in maintaining the cycle of poverty and exclusion.   Social Protection Supporting the design and implementation of effective social protection policy and programming in poor countries.   Tourism A specific sector approach to addressing one broad aim of much of ODI's work: how to close the gap between poverty and economic growth.   Trade A centre for research, policy advice and engagement on trade and development.   Water Policy Linking high quality research with practical policy advice on water issues with a bearing on poverty.   

Where is Overseas Development Institute (ODI)


Job openings over the past year

73total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Project Officer
    United Kingdom
  • Head of Programme
    United Kingdom

Staff at Overseas Development Institute (ODI) have experience in


  • development
  • research & development
  • economic policy
  • climate change
  • development aid


  • international monetary fund
  • european union


  • afghanistan
  • indonesia
  • south sudan
  • guatemala
  • cambodia


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • London
  • 203 Blackfriars Road


Contract Awards

Economic Analysis For Improved Policy Development 3 February 2017

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia) - DFAT-Australia
3 Feb 2017

Specialist Contributing to the Design and Implementation of Social Protection Programs27 January 2017

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia) - DFAT-Australia
27 Jan 2017

Specialist Contributing to a Study on Social Protection and Sustainable Employment27 January 2017

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia) - DFAT-Australia
27 Jan 2017

Corporate Services - Policy review17 January 2017

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia) - DFAT-Australia
17 Jan 2017

Establishing a Global Platform in creating Evidence and Best Practices in Gender Discrimination 15 December 2016

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - B&MGF
15 Dec 2016
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