Overseas Development Institute | Land Portal
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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Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2020
Sub-Saharan Africa

This briefing consists of six insights drawn from the feedback of qualitative interviews with 37 companies aiming to invest responsibly in land, drawing on key principles from the CFS-RAI Principle 5 and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT).

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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.

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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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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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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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Reports & Research
December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa

This report details practical lessons on how to approach responsible land based investments in agriculture, derived from the experiences of LEGEND challenge fund projects and other pilots in Africa.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
October 2019
Global

According to recent reviews, the focus of DFID’s land
 governance work over the past decade has been primarily rural.

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Conference Papers & Reports
July 2019
Global

This is the summary of the UK Land Policy Forum meeting held on 2 July 2019

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Conference Papers & Reports
July 2019
Global

This is the agenda of the UK Land Policy Forum meeting held on 2 July 2019.

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