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

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 12 core research programmes, we also host a number of flagship projects and run the ODI Fellowship Scheme. Read more in our Annual Report 2015-2016.

ODI’s work on child poverty spans its various research programmes and projects. Our ongoing projects related to child poverty include those around child labour, protection, inequality and demography, and natural disasters. A large ongoing initiative is Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), which aims to strengthen the evidence base on adolescent girls – as individuals and as future women– to maximise their capabilities and shape their own futures. GAGE research will focus on what policies and programmes work, where and why. It will identify the medium- and long-term impacts of interventions for girls, and ascertain how best to time and sequence those interventions.