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Acronym: 
ODI

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.


Mission 


Our mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries.


We do this by locking together high quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate.


We work with partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries.


Values


  • Independence: ODI’s research, public affairs and policy advice are independent from its funders, and staff are able to challenge donor thinking and policy and the wider development consensus.
  • High quality: Best practice, innovative approaches and continuous improvement are ensured in research, policy advice and public affairs.
  • Fairness, diversity and equality: All staff and partners are treated fairly and with respect. ODI employment, disciplines and processes are appropriate for an institute focused on international development.
  • Working together: There is continuous effort to foster better relationships throughout the organisation.
  • Transparency and accountability: There is open reporting on the use of public funds, with full communication of our work to our donors, research subjects and partners.
  • Sustainability: Resources are used in a sustainable way that reflects consciousness of the impact on the environment. The organisation works in a way that is sustainable, backed by commitment to its long-term viability.

Overseas Development Institute Resources

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Library Resource
January, 2000
Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Asia

This paper discusses the problem of non-violent conflicts and disputes as a constraint to sustainable natural resource management at the community level.The article finds that:third-party mediation should only be tried if viable customary approaches to conflict management have demonstrably failedthird-party mediation should only be tried if it is impracticable to try to strengthen the customary approaches within the required timeframerecent experiences in the Lakeamu Basin seem to run counter both to the popular assertion that building social capital within civil society will be ineffective

Library Resource
Reports & Research
May, 1999
Africa

2-page sheet covering overview of the debate, key issues in decision-making, tenure reform, redistributive land reform, key literature. Purpose is to provide decision-makers with an easy and up to date point of reference, designed for those managing change. Aims to distil theoretical debate and field experience so it becomes easily accessible and useful. Lists organisations with relevant expertise, including Oxfam GB.

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