We actively seek a diversity of partners – from organisations to individuals – to deliver the best outcomes and to learn from different perspectives and new experiences.

Partnership is at the heart of the way we work. Partnership doesn’t just give us the mechanisms for implementing successful policy, it brings the legitimacy and authority needed for continued policy development.  

Our partners include all those that we work with to deliver our projects, including our associates, contractors and suppliers, academics, academic institutions, charities, and international non-governmental organisations.

We strive to foster trust and respect in our relationships with partners, acting collaboratively with honesty and responsibility, and ensuring that a shared dedication to impact is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity and aim to create a culture of openness and accountability in all our work: you can view and download our most recent documents and policies for suppliers here.

Working collaboratively across the globe

Our network of global offices allows us to build meaningful partnerships that will be sustained long-term. We develop strong, deep-rooted relationships with national partners, at local levels in civil society through to the leading academic institutions in each country.  

Our unique ability to bring a variety of different development actors together in partnership is also key to seeking new opportunities to ensure our work delivers tangible impact.  

We know that the stronger our collaborations are with other individuals and organisations, across the public and private sectors, the bigger the likely impact of our work. It allows us to deepen our understanding, benefit from diversity of experience, and develop long-term, respected relationships that support knowledge sharing and increase capacity.

Partnering with academic institutions  

We have a long history of collaborating with academics and academic institutions to bring cutting-edge research and evidence-based thinking to our work.

We began as a research team at the University of Oxford and that start in life has meant that academic collaboration has continued to be a steering principle of our work. We develop partnerships with academic institutions, seek out leading academics to support our work, and use the latest research to inform our own thinking.  

We have been managing complex programmes at the interface between world-class academic research and the decision making on policy and reform for many years. These research-into-policy programmes have brought together academics and policymakers to help inform research agendas that will lead to tangible findings that support policy reform.

Our strong research-into-policy heritage and experience allow us to bring together policymakers in partnership with academic institutions across the world. This includes the University of Oxford, Harvard University, the University of Namur, University College London, the Paris School of Economics, the Indian Statistical Institute, the Center for Global Development, the Delhi School of Economics, the African Economic Research Consortium, University of California Berkeley, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Center for Effective Global Action, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Networks of experts  

We want to work with the very best experts in their fields and build long-term collaborations with these professionals to bring different perspectives and knowledge that will help us in achieving our vision and purpose.  

We work with individual contractors to ensure we draw on a greater diversity of experience, a larger knowledge base, and extensive relationship network. These long-standing collaborations and respected relationships help us to innovate, support the development of our staff, and help our work deliver the greatest impact.

Interested in working with us?

We develop long-term, respected relationships, innovate in new areas of expertise to support policy development, share knowledge, and increase capacity in our partnerships.  

If you are interested in finding out more about potential opportunities to work with us, please contact the relevant email address or key contact below:  

You can also browse our staff listing for a specific contact. We look forward to hearing from you.