The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is a leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. ODI has 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 mobilize audiences.

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.

As well as 14 core research programmes, we also host a number of flagship projects and run the ODI Fellowship Scheme.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

ODI promotes global progress and prosperity by focusing on improving the lives of the world's poorest people. Our research and policy engagement challenges the SDGs to ‘leave no one behind’ by 2030 – and to reach those who are furthest behind first. 


Initiatives in Overseas Development Institute


Leave No One Behind Data Collaborative

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Strengthening disaggregated data to help ensure that groups traditionally marginalized from development progress, are included.

This Partner Works to Achieve These SDGs