Oxford Policy Management launches 2016-17 Annual Review
2016 has seen further advances in our work helping to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods around the world.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest Annual Review. In a time of international political, economic and environmental uncertainty, our work has continued to help the governments and people of low- and middle-income countries to deliver the kind of change at scale that improves both the lives of the poor and also society as a whole.
Changing lives across the world
In the past year, we have been delivering over 300 projects across a wide range of policy areas and disparate country contexts. The 2016-17 Annual Review highlights many of our most notable projects, and the impact of that work. These include an income support programme in Pakistan, employment-led poverty reduction in Nepal and financial inclusion projects across Tanzania, Zambia and Ghana. We have also opened new offices in the US and Myanmar, and initiated a new Urban Policy and Planning portfolio.
Spotlight on climate change
Climate change is given special focus in our Annual Review – fittingly, as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has confirmed that 2016 was the warmest year on record.
We outline the aims and successes of the ‘Action on Climate Today’ programme, working to reduce the negative effects of climate change in south Asia, as well as the nascent Energy and Economic Growth programme. This programme explores how low-income countries across south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa can shift their energy production and consumption pathways towards a sustainable, efficient and equitable paradigm.
A holistic approach
Our combination of policy design, implementation and evaluation makes OPM different, and the Annual Review details how this combined approach is supporting governments and societies internationally to deliver real, sustainable change.
You can read the whole Annual Review, including detailed updates on more than 20 projects on the OPM website.