Oxford Policy Management

Oxford Policy Management's (OPML) mission is to help low- and middle-income countries achieve growth and reduce poverty and disadvantage through public policy reform. OPML enables low- and middle-income governments to bring about lasting positive change using analytical and practical policy expertise.

Our breadth of experience: We started with a team of just four people within the University of Oxford, working on agricultural issues in sub-Saharan Africa. We have grown over four decades to support governments across the world in a wide range of sectors. Today, we work in all areas of social and economic policy and governance, including health, finance, education, climate change, and public sector management.

Our approach: We continue to be defined by the rigorous analytical skills that we started life with, bringing together academic thinking and practical experience to offer context-specific and evidence-based advice. We draw on our collective experience, including partnering regularly with our family of skilled associates, across a wide range of countries and sectors, to deliver a wide range of projects. Our specialisms today see us working across the policy cycle to offer integrated policy support that will support sustained impact.

Our global network of offices: Over the years, we have set up offices around the world. We know that to have the biggest impact and the deepest local understanding, we need to be rooted in the countries where we work, employing the very best local expertise and developing strong relationships with country governments and partners. Through our global offices, we work in partnership with national decision makers to diagnose policy problems, develop public policy, support its implementation, and evaluate its impact. Bringing together national and international expertise, we help governments in these countries to implement impactful public policy that will bring about lasting, positive change.

Bringing adaptive management to life: Insights from practice

Bringing adaptive management to life: Insights from practice

The paper sets out a framework for an adaptive programme, including a set of essential core principles, to assist in integrating climate change adaptation into development planning. 

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Unpacking transformation: A framework and insights from adaptation mainstreaming

Unpacking Transformation: A framework and insights from adaptation mainstreaming

This paper puts forward a conceptual framework for determining the likelihood of an adaptation initiative delivering transformation.

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engaging the private sector in financing climate adaptation

Engaging the private sector in financing adaptation to climate change

The ACT learning brief presents a framework of five approaches that policymakers, practitioners and donors can use to motivate the private sector to invest in climate change adaptation.

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afghan agriculture

Climate-Resilient Agriculture in South Asia: An analytical framework and insights from practice

The paper explores entry-points for and examples of climate resilient agriculture (CRA) in South Asia, and the current challenges and knowledge gaps affecting it's implementation.

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CRWM Framework

Climate-Resilient Water Management: An operational framework from South Asia

The paper presents a conceptual framework for Climate-Resilient Water Management (CRWM) and provides examples of CRWM interventions developed and deployed by the ACT programme across SE Asia.

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