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About us

Our vision is for fair public policy that benefits both people and the planet.

Our purpose is to improve lives through sustainable policy change. We work in partnership with leaders providing analytical and practical policy expertise through our global network to support low- and middle-income societies.

Our breadth of experience

We started with a team of just four people within the University of Oxford, working on agricultural issues in sub-Saharan Africa. We have grown over four decades to support governments across the world in a wide range of sectors. Today, we work in all areas of social and economic policy and governance, including health, finance, education, climate change, and public sector management.

Our history

Our approach

We continue to be defined by the rigorous analytical skills that we started life with, bringing together academic thinking and practical experience to offer context-specific and evidence-based advice. We draw on our collective experience, including partnering regularly with our family of skilled associates, across a wide range of countries and sectors, to deliver a wide range of projects. Our specialisms today see us working across the policy cycle to offer integrated policy support that will support sustained impact.

Our global network of offices

Over the years, we have set up offices around the world. We know that to have the biggest impact and the deepest local understanding, we need to be rooted in the countries where we work, employing the very best local expertise and developing strong relationships with country governments and partners.

Through our global offices, we work in partnership with national decision makers to diagnose policy problems, develop public policy, support its implementation, and evaluate its impact. Bringing together national and international expertise, we help governments in these countries to implement impactful public policy that will bring about lasting, positive change.