A Unique Combination
OPM enables strategic decision-makers to identify and implement sustainable solutions for reducing social and economic disadvantage by providing a unique combination of high-quality analysis and practical experience. Read more
• 35 years' experience in more than 120 countries
• A multinational team of over 185 in-house specialists
• Offices on three continents
• Support across the policy cycle
• From diagnostics and strategic options through to implementation
• From health and social protection to the extractive industries
• Independent
• Rigorous
• Committed to international development
Climate change is amplifying the risk of conflicts and other human security issues, according to a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), unanimously approved by more than 100 countries.
Progress towards the health MDGs has been slower than expected partly due to the failure to fully address the multi-sectoral nature of the social determinants of good health. A new series of papers for the Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health explains how to facilitate cross-sectoral collaboration to improve health outcomes.
Mining has had a significant macro-economic impact on the Democratic Republic of Congo. Foreign investors have been critical to the sector’s growth, but have become substantially less willing to invest in mining in the DRC relative to other countries.
Malnutrition remains a major health and development issue in Nigeria, contributing to as much as 50% of under-five mortality in the country. A recent seminar in London explored the challenges and opportunities facing efforts to improve the situation.
A new report analyses the common characteristics of the 27 million out-of-school children in South Asia, as well as the barriers and bottlenecks to them accessing education. The report not only provides valuable insights for policymakers in the region but also a methodology for tackling out-of-school issues in other regions and countries.
A new guide from the University of East Anglia and Oxfam explains how to evaluate the relative effectiveness of agencies’ post-conflict humanitarian interventions, as well as the contributions of local communities.
Water is predicted to be the main channel through which the impacts of climate change will be felt by people, ecosystems and economies. A new report assesses the risks of climate change to WASH programmes and sets out a cost-benefit analysis approach for evaluating possible solutions.
An evaluation of four different targeting mechanisms for UNICEF's social cash transfers piloted in Zambia has led to a more effective, harmonised approach that is now being rolled out nationally.
Norway has identified education as a priority in its humanitarian policy, allocating at least half of its aid to education in fragile situations. OPM presented its analysis of Norway’s investment, together with recommendations, at an Education and Conflict seminar in Oslo in October.