Overseas Development Institute (ODI)



  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff101-250
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
  • Founded1960
ODI is an independent think tank with more than 230 staff, including researchers, communicators and specialist support staff. We provide high-quality research, policy advice, consultancy services and tailored training – bridging the gap between research and policy and using innovative communication to mobilise audiences. As a registered charity, ODI is supported by grants and donations from foundations, non-governmental organisations, the private sector, governments, multilateral agencies and academia. Mission The 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. ODI does this by locking together high quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate. ODI works with partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries. 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. 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.  

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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