ODI programmes offer world class research and advisory services. To find out more, choose a programme from the list below.
For a broader overview of ODI work, the ODI theme pages bring together the work of all ODI's programmes to highlight key narratives.
research, policy and practice - especially in the development
sector - can help save lives and reduce poverty.
For instance, the results of household disease surveys in two
rural districts in Tanzania informed a process of health service
reforms that contributed to over 40% reductions in infant mortality
between 2000 and 2003.
All too often these realms
fail to take advantage of the substantial opportunities for
cooperation. This can lead to mediocre or even detrimental policies,
research that simply gathers dust on library shelves and lack
The Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme at
ODI works with partners in developing and developed countries
at the intersection of research, policy and practice to ensure
better outcomes for the poor. We do this by focussing broadly
on two main areas: understanding the role of knowledge in policy
and practice, and the skills and capacities needed for researchers
and organisations to effectively translate knowledge into action.