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Consortium Partners

We are a consortium of the Universities of Cornell, Copenhagen, and Southampton led by Oxford Policy Management, in partnership with the World Bank’s Development Data Group and funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

The Charles H Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, at Cornell University, is a part of both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Its pioneering research programmes tackle some of the world’s most intractable economic and social issues. With its internationally renowned areas of expertise in food and agricultural economics, management, environmental and resource economics, and international and development economics, the Dyson School is perfectly poised to fulfil its core mission: to use business for the greater good.

The University of Southampton aims to change the world for the better, working with industry, governments, and research institutions to make a global impact. Its staff and students tackle real-world issues, making a difference to people’s lives in the local community, across the UK and around the world.

The Development Economics Research Group (DERG) at the University of Copenhagen promotes quality research in development economics, leading to robust and sustainable development policy to end poverty in all its forms. Everywhere. It works at the nexus of research, policy and practice and strive to stimulate ideas, subjecting them to in-depth analysis, generating evidence, mobilizing action and building capacity. Its affiliates include world-leading academics, the UN, and think tanks, government staff and university colleagues in a diverse range of settings, especially in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Oxford Policy Management is committed to helping low- and middle-income countries achieve growth and reduce poverty and disadvantage through public policy reform. It enables low- and middle-income governments to bring about lasting positive change using analytical and practical policy expertise. Through its global network of offices, it works in partnership with national decision makers to research, design, implement and evaluate impactful public policy. The organisation works in all areas of social and economic policy and governance, including health, finance, education, climate change and public sector management.

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