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ODI Annual Report 2014-2015: global reach, global presence

Research report

Research report

2015 is a watershed year for international development and for ODI.

Governments are set to adopt a new global framework – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – to eradicate extreme deprivation, reduce inequality and expand opportunity.

While the new goals have raised the level of ambition, there is unfinished business from the Millennium Goals (MDGs). The poorest and most marginalised people are still being left behind. Climate change has become the defining challenge of our generation – posing a real and imminent threat to human development in the 21st century.  

With so much at stake, ODI has risen to the challenge over the past year: unravelling the tangled relationship between many aspects of development, humanitarian action and the response to climate change.

Through our distinctive mix of research, convening power and communications, we have achieved global reach and global presence – making us uniquely placed to generate the ideas, influence the policies and inform the public debates that shape the prospects for international development.

​This report summarises the cumulative impact of our work over 2014-2015.