Launching ODI’s leadership programme website in record time

The Tandem homepage

Project overview

Funded by USAID, Tandem is The Overseas Development Institute (ODI)’s Global Executive Leadership Programme, inspiring leaders and motivating them to address the most pressing humanitarian challenges. We already know the team at ODI, from building their Humanitarian Practice Network website in 2022.

We worked with ODI towards the end of 2023 to create a new website for Tandem. Already working to a very tight deadline, we managed to deliver the new site ahead of time, in just 3 weeks. 


  • A+ website carbon rating


C02 per homepage view


Homepage Lighthouse Accessibility score


Homepage Lighthouse Performance score

A strategic approach to meet a tight deadline

Tandem consists of virtual learning and executive coaching opportunities given through online modules and in person retreats, which started in December 2023. We started this work in late October, which meant we had a very tight deadline to meet, to ensure the website would be ready in time.

Kicking off with a discovery call, we quickly got to the essence of what was needed for the first iteration of the website. We precisely planned to ensure we met our milestones and delivered on time for each stage of the project, keeping us on track for the hard deadline. 

Keeping it low carbon

We built the website based on the designs supplied by ODI, using our streamlined Granola Go framework, with some additional development work outside of this framework to accommodate the client’s design.

This helped to ensure that the website has minimal impact on the planet, coming in at just 0.05 C02 (per homepage view), which gives Tandem an A+ rating on website carbon.

The website carbon rating page for the new Tandem website, showing a carbon rating of A+

Building for the future

Tandem’s new website is scalable, meaning that we can continue to build on this work going forward. We have an ongoing relationship with ODI, which means we will be helping them to scale their site as the programme grows over time.

Three pages of the new Tandem website displayed on mobile devices