Oxford Policy Management launches 2015 Annual Review
Leading international development consultancy continues to drive pro-poor policy reform and improve lives.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest Annual Review. The report highlights Oxford Policy Management’s sector-leading work over the last year – a time when global factors, including world economic events and international aid policy initiatives, significantly affected some of the countries we are currently working in.
Delivering global impact
Last year OPM had over 330 live projects, across a huge range of policy areas and countries. This year’s Annual Review highlights just some of the projects we have partnered with governments in low- and middle-income countries to deliver, and the impact of that work. These include health protection schemes in Bangladesh and Pakistan, significant reformation work to the transparency and accountability of the oil and gas sectors in Nigeria and Ghana, large-scale climate change projects across Asia, plus an innovative cash transfer project in India improving child nutrition and maternal health.
We also outline some new projects just starting in 2015, which we hope will deliver substantial benefits to some of the poorest communities in the world over the coming years. These include projects focused on empowering women workers in Mozambique, improving the collection and use of statistics in Indonesia and increasing access to financial services for poor communities in Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia.
Shaping public policy process
OPM’s 2015 policy-influencing research makes its way into our new Annual Review. We reflect both on our projects in these areas, such as our two new research programmes in economic development and education systems, and our own thought leadership work. 2015 saw pieces from our experts in world-renowned development journals, publications and media outlets.
Our trailblazing Oxford Policy Fellowship (OPF) also had its inaugural year in 2015, with four ministries in Africa now receiving bespoke assistance from an OPF fellow. Significant scale up is expected in 2016 with a further eight to 12 placements scheduled. Indeed, continued growth is expected more broadly for OPM as we build our capabilities and capacity to achieve our mission to make a lasting positive impact on growth, poverty and disadvantage.
Read the annual review here.