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Profile of registrant

Overseas Development Institute

Identification number in the register: 14383932397-20
Registration date: 30/09/09 11:24:47

The information on this organisation was last modified on 03/09/13 12:40:10
The date of the last annual update was 03/09/13 12:40:10

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Overseas Development Institute
Acronym: ODI
Legal status: Charity
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Kevin Watkins
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Norton Andrew
Position: Director of Research

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 203 Blackfriars Road 
London SE1 8NJ
Telephone number: (+44) 2079220300
Fax number: (+44) 2079220399
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: ODI is Britain's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 200
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

International development research (poverty, social protection, social development, water & sanitation, growth and equity, private sector development & markets, aid & public expenditure, humanitarian policy, governance, economics, trade, growth, rural development, climate change)

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Environment
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Research and Technology


Total number of members that are natural persons: 150
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI)
BOND (British Overseas NGOs for Development)
European Think Tanks Group
Development Studies Association

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2012 - 03/2013
Total budget: 30,234,825
of which public financing: 30,234,825
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from national and international sources : 30,234,825
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.