Examples of Organisations Aiming to Inform Policy
Chatham House is an independent institute the mission of which is to help governments and societies build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. It does this through dialogue, analysis and solutions-based ideas, and by empowering the next generation to build a better world. It particularly active around
Sustainable and equitable growth
- Designing pathways to sustainable growth that protect the planet and reduce inequalities within and between countries.
Peaceful and thriving societies
- Promoting the rule of law over the rule of force, so as to reduce levels of human insecurity, enhance resilience and prevent large-scale conflict.
Accountable and inclusive governance
- Enabling greater political accountability and more inclusive governance at global, regional and sectoral levels.
HLSP Institute (Institute for Health Sector Development)
The HLSP Institute aims to inform debate and policy on global health issues and national health systems, in order to reduce inequalities in health.
The Institute assesses new and emerging issues in international health and development practice. It addresses how best to strengthen the national response to HIV and AIDS, both within the health sector and taking account of HIV in other sectors.
Medact is a global health charity tackling issues at the centre of international policy debates. Led by its health professional membership, it undertakes education, research and advocacy on the health implications of conflict, development and environmental change, with a special focus on the developing world.
Medact speaks out for countless people across the globe whose health, wellbeing and access to proper health care are severely compromised by the effects of war, poverty and environmental damage. It campaigns and lobbies governments, international bodies and other influential organisations. It calls on them to take positive action on preventing violent conflict, improving health and on raising the standards of health care worldwide.
Overseas Development Institute ( ODI )
The Overseas Development Institute is an independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Its 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. It does this by locking together high quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate. It works with partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries.
Oxford Policy Management
OPM was established in 1996 as an independent research-based consultancy, having previously been part of the University of Oxford. It has aims to provide an independent approach, rigour and informed analysis together with the ability to provide practical assistance in solving clients' problems.
It provides analysis, advice and support in the design and implementation of economic and social development policies primarily in poor and middle income countries. It aims to strengthen the public institutions in charge of those policies and, through them, to contribute to improved economic and social outcomes.
UN Research Institute for Social Development
The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development ( UNRISD ) is an autonomous UN agency engaging in multidisciplinary research on the social dimensions of contemporary problems affecting development. Through its research, UNRISD stimulates dialogue and contributes to policy debates on key issues of social development within and outside the United Nations system.