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Overseas Development Council


The Overseas Development Council (ODC) is an independent, international policy research institution based in Washington, DC, that seeks to improve decision making on multilateral cooperation to promote more effective development and the better management of related global problems. Its program focuses on the interrelationship of globalization and development, and improved multilateral responses to these linked challenges.

To this end, ODC provides analysis, information, and evaluation of multilateral policies, actions, and institutions; develops innovative ideas and new policy proposals; and creates opportunities for decision makers and other interested parties to participate in discussions of critical global issues and decisions.

NOTE: ODC ceased operations on December 31, 2000. CIAO will maintain an archive of the collected ODC papers.

Additional Materials from Overseas Development Council: Books

Policy Briefs

Title: ODC Viewpoint - The Right Role for the IMF in Development
Authors: Nancy Birdsall, Kevin Morrison, John W. Sewell
Date: May 2000

Title: ODC Viewpoint - Reviewing U.S.-Nigeria Relations: New Links to Reinforce Democracy
Authors: Linda Cotton, Princeton Lyman
Date: March 2000

Title: ODC Viewpoint - Misplaced Charity Undermines Kosovo's Self-Reliance
Authors: Iain Guest
Date: February 2000

Title: ODC Viewpoint - Start the Trade and Labor Dialogue
Authors: David Weiner
Date: November 1999

Title: ODC Viewpoint - Don't Make Debt Relief A Burden
Authors: Kevin M. Morrison
Date: September 1999

Title: The New Development Cooperation Paradigm
Authors: Catherine Gwin
Date: June 1999

Title: The Future of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Program
Authors: J. Brian Atwood
Date: June 1999

Title: ODC Viewpoint - U.S. Trade Policy: Misreading the Developing World
Authors: David Weiner
Date: May 1999

Title: The U.S. Perspective on Globalization
Authors: Stuart Eizenstat
Date: April 1999

Title: Environment and Trade: A Framework for Moving Forward in the WTO
Authors: Gary P. Sampson
Date: February 1999

Title: The 1998 Per Jacobsson Lecture: Managing the International Economy in an Age of Globalisation
Authors: Peter D. Sutherland
Date: October 1998