As the Economic Development and Institutions (EDI) programme draws to a close, after seven years of impactful research, the final few months of the programme has seen a flurry of activity. Numerous working papers and policy briefs have been completed by EDI research teams and uploaded to this website; researchers in Bangladesh undertook a second survey into the impact of Covid-19 on adolescent girls; videos from the final EDI conference have been uploaded to OPM’s Vimeo; and, last but certainly not least, presentation slides from our EDI Synthesis Seminars have been added to website’s EDI Resources section. These papers, presentations and briefs are the culmination of several years of research and present highly relevant and unique insights into a range of different thematic areas affecting economic development and institutions.

All research outputs are available via our ‘Resources’ page, however for ease of access they are listed with links below:

New papers from our Randomised Control Trials work:

New papers, policy briefs and research insights from our Case Studies and mixed methods work:

Conference videos

The presentations from our last EDI conference are available on OPM’s Vimeo site. If you are interested in more video content from the history of EDI, visit the dedicated playlist on OPM’s YouTube channel.

Newly updated Covid-19 essay:

The complete set of Covid-19 essays,, specially commissioned by EDI in response to the pandemic, can be found on the EDI website.

Synthesis presentations:

EDI’s research – Institutional Diagnostic, Randomised Control Trials (RCTs), and Case Studies – has been synthesised by the leading researchers in each research area. Full synthesis reports are available in the resources section of the website. The synthesis papers were also presented at two synthesis seminars and the presentation slides are available to view:

Thank you

The consortium of organisations – Oxford Policy Management, Paris School of Economics, University of Namur, and Aide á la Décision Économique (ADE) – would like to extend our thanks to all those who have worked on and supported the Economic Development and Institutions programme.

The programme has produced a vast amount of research, and had some significant impacts over its seven-year history, some of which are detailed in the Center for Effective Global Action’s 2021 Impact Report. This site will remain live for one year and will be archived on the UK government’s website archive as a permanent record. For any questions about EDI and our research, please contact: