ODI is Europe’s largest think tank specialising in sustainable development and global affairs. We harness the power of evidence and ideas through research and partnership to confront challenges, develop solutions and create change. Our work includes undertaking cutting-edge research and analysis to generate evidence, ideas and solutions. We act as trusted, expert advisers to those making change around the world and we bring people together to turn ideas into action.

Established in 1960, ODI is non-partisan, non-profit and evidence-driven. Our independence is the cornerstone of our credibility. It allows us to develop fresh ideas, challenge orthodoxies and take the risks we need to succeed. At a time when the world is faced with complex dilemmas, ODI recognises that innovation will be essential to finding, testing and scaling bold ideas and solutions. We will be increasingly innovative in the ways in which we bring people together, communicate ideas and increase our influence.

We are a global organisation, with staff, partners and ODI fellows in 50 countries around the world. The changes we seek require local knowledge, new relationships and perspectives, and credibility with decision-makers at both the national and international levels. We will therefore strive to broaden where we work in the world, as well deepen and strengthen our links with who we work with, especially at country level. ODI exists to have real impact for those who need it most. This is at the centre of our thinking about what to do, where to go and how we measure our success.

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By Shelagh Whitley; Joe Thwaites; Helena Wright; Caroline Ott

Article 2.1c of the Paris Agreement breaks new ground. It is the first time that the United Nations Framework Convention…

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By Miriam Denis Le Sève; Nathaniel Mason & Darius Nassiry

By placing trust and authority in a decentralised network, rather than in a powerful central institution, blockchain – the technology…

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By Richard Mallett

This briefing explores international labour migration against the backdrop of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It uses a ‘decent…

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By Stephen Gelb; Aarti Krishnan

In this briefing, we discuss the technology–migration nexus and show its significance to a range of SDGs and achieving the…

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By Andrew Scott; Leah Worrall; Sam Pickard

This briefing considers the direct and indirect relationships between migration and energy services in places of origin and destination, and…

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By Guy Jobbins; Ian Langdown; Giselle Bernard

This briefing considers the impact of migration on a variety of WASH-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), chiefly SDG 6: 'to…

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G7 countries (and others around the world) are in the early stages of an energy transition – including, in some…

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By Various Authors

Foreign aid is often exempt from taxation in recipient countries. Research on the topic is sparse, debate infrequent, and the…

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