Oxford Policy Management (OPM) enables strategic decision-makers to reduce social and economic disadvantage in low- and middle-income countries through a unique combination of high-quality analysis and more than 35 years’ practical experience in over 120 countries worldwide.
Supported by more than 185 specialists on three continents, they have the breadth and depth of expertise to develop effective and sustainable solutions for the care and protection of vulnerable and socially excluded groups. OPM’s expertise, which is underpinned by a strong commitment to capacity building, ranges from social and economic policy to public finance and management, political economy analysis and statistics.
Clients range from bilateral and multilateral organisations such as DFID, UNICEF and the World Bank through to governments, NGOs and private-sector organisations.
With offices in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania and the United Kingdom, they can provide the clients with rapid, local support and context-specific solutions.
Their mission is to help low- and middle-income countries achieve growth and reduce poverty and disadvantage through public policy reform.
They enable low- and middle-income governments to bring about lasting positive change using analytical and practical policy expertise.
Breadth of experience
They started with a team of just four people within the University of Oxford, working on agricultural issues in sub-Saharan Africa. They have grown over four decades to support governments across the world in a wide range of sectors. Today, they work in all areas of social and economic policy and governance, including health, finance, education, climate change, and public sector management.
They continue to be defined by the rigorous analytical skills that they started life with, bringing together academic thinking and practical experience to offer context-specific and evidence-based advice. They draw on their collective experience, including partnering regularly with their family of skilled associates, across a wide range of countries and sectors, to deliver a wide range of projects. Their specialisms today see them working across the policy cycle to offer integrated policy support that will support sustained impact.
Global Network of Offices
Over the years, they have set up offices around the world. They know that to have the biggest impact and the deepest local understanding, they need to be rooted in the countries where they work, employing the very best local expertise and developing strong relationships with country governments and partners.
Through their global offices, they work in partnership with national decision makers to diagnose policy problems, develop public policy, support its implementation, and evaluate its impact. Bringing together national and international expertise, they help governments in these countries to implement impactful public policy that will bring about lasting, positive change.
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