Research support service for the Development Policy and Finance team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Supported by  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
OTT provides ongoing, flexible and tailored research support to the Gates Foundation's Development Policy and Finance team.

Now in its third phase, OTT’s research support service offers both on-demand and proactive support:

  • responding to new requests for policy research and analysis
  • undertaking ongoing monitoring and scanning of the issues of interest to the team
  • maintaining and nurturing relationships with relevant think tanks and their experts
  • drawing from a pool of skills and expertise to support additional research requests as required.


Phase 1: September 2020 – June 2021

Phase 2: August 2021 – January 2023

Phase 3: February 2023 – January 2024

Funder and budget

Funding is provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Phase 1 (9 months): Total budget is USD 199,800 in fees

Phase 2 (18 months): Total budget is USD 373,125 in fees

Phase 3 (12 months): Total budget is USD 310,000 in fees

If your team or organisation could benefit from OTT’s Research Support Service, get in touch with Edris Nikjooy: [email protected] . We’ll schedule a call to hear more about your needs and come back to you with a short proposal.