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Acronym: 
ODI

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

Mission 

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.

Values

  • Independence: ODI’s research, public affairs and policy advice are independent from its funders, and staff are able to challenge donor thinking and policy and the wider development consensus.
  • High quality: Best practice, innovative approaches and continuous improvement are ensured in research, policy advice and public affairs.
  • Fairness, diversity and equality: All staff and partners are treated fairly and with respect. ODI employment, disciplines and processes are appropriate for an institute focused on international development.
  • Working together: There is continuous effort to foster better relationships throughout the organisation.
  • Transparency and accountability: There is open reporting on the use of public funds, with full communication of our work to our donors, research subjects and partners.
  • Sustainability: Resources are used in a sustainable way that reflects consciousness of the impact on the environment. The organisation works in a way that is sustainable, backed by commitment to its long-term viability.

Overseas Development Institute Resources

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Why land governance and responsible land investment remains a key priority

Policy Papers & Briefs
January, 2020
Global

The articles in this LEGEND Bulletin highlight the tangible contribution made by the UK Government to land governance globally through LEGEND and other programmes, not least in promoting responsible land investment (RLI) and governance. Promoting increased investment in agriculture and other sectors is a key priority of DFID’s economic development strategy. With this in mind, UK government investment through LEGEND reflects an understanding that good land governance underpins good investment.

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Journal Articles & Books
December, 2019
Africa

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Climate Change and Land: An IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems in 2019 (www.ipcc.ch/srccl). We refer to the IPCC’s report in short here as the Special Report on Climate Change and Land. The Special Report was a response to proposals from governments and observer organisations to the IPCC.

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Summary of the UK Land Policy Forum meeting held on 10 December 2019

Conference Papers & Reports
December, 2019
Global

This is the summary of the UK Land Policy Forum meeting held on 10 December 2019.

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Agenda of the UK Land Policy Forum meeting held on 10 December 2019

Conference Papers & Reports
December, 2019
Global

This is the agenda of the UK Land Policy Forum meeting held on 10 December 2019.

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Lessons from responsible land investment pilots in sub-Saharan Africa

Policy Papers & Briefs
December, 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa

This briefing note presents the Executive Summary of a LEGEND paper that synthesises the key lessons from recent partnership projects in sub-Saharan Africa that explored how private business can partner with civil society stakeholders to demonstrate how agricultural investments can operate responsibly by respecting the legitimate land rights of local communities.

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