Development Initiatives is a group of companies led by Development Initiatives Poverty Research (DIPR), a not-for-profit company established in England (company number 06368740). DIPR has a trading subsidiary called DI International (company number 05802543). This company undertakes consultancy assignments that will help to deliver the group’s strategy and profits are used to build the reserves needed to manage risk and undertake new and innovative work.
Development Initiatives works in Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, the UK and the US.
Kenya and Uganda operate as branches of the main group based in the UK. We have an office in Kenya, and in Uganda we have staff working in partner’s offices. In Nepal we work with local partners and as part of the Open Nepal initiative.
Development Initiatives Poverty Research America Inc. is registered in the USA as a section 501(c)(3) charity. It has an office in Washington DC and works directly with the rest of the group.
We are committed to equality and inclusion. Since 2012 we have monitored the ratio of the highest paid to the lowest paid permanent worker. In the UK this remains 5:1 or less.
We have been a Living Wage employer, accredited by the Living Wage Foundation in the UK, since 2013 and apply the same principles to salaries across the world.
Interns are paid a minimum of the living wage or equivalent in-country.
Since 2013 we have monitored the pay gap (difference in average pay between men and women in the workplace). By June 2016 we had reduced our pay gap by three-quarters and our goal for 2017 is to close the pay gap entirely. We are committed to recognising the value and talents of both male and female employees equally.
DIPR income in 2015 and 2016
DIPR expenditure in 2015 and 2016
Development Initiatives Poverty Research
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Publishing to IATI
We report our project activities to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard. We see this as an essential part of openness and transparency around the work we do. In 2016 we received a top five-star rating from Transparify, who look at the financial transparency of major think tanks, and our full annual accounts can be downloaded from our website. See Open DI – Publishing to IATI for full details.