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 180 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
Namibia has a relatively comprehensive social protection system, compared to the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, but there are several important gaps that need to be filled, according to a recent social protection expenditure and performance review.
DFID's drive to halve deaths from malaria in at least 10 high-burden countries by 2015, as well as to save the lives of at least 50,000 women and 250,000 babies during childbirth, has been strengthened by a mid-term review of two frameworks guiding DFID's work in these fields.
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.
A re-design of a public works programme for reducing poverty in Nepal has tripled the amount of employment it creates in four pilot centres.
Are electronic transfers more cost-efficient than traditional, manual-based delivery methods for providing cash payments to households in humanitarian crises, and under what conditions? New research has helped answer this question.
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.
Twelve cases showcasing innovations and best practice in rural and agricultural finance are featured in a new study, from clustering farming and providing micro-leasing through to value-chain finance.
Evidence from a feasibility study of large-scale, international-standard healthcare facilities in the Gambia, and across West Africa more generally has helped attract overseas private sector investment in a ‘Build, Own and Operate’ (BOO) health facility in the country’s capital city, Banjul.
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.