Our story

During the past 20 years, DI has expanded from a small organisation in rural south-west England to a 66-staff strong global organisation with teams in East Africa, South Asia, North America and Latin America.

But growth is not our objective; getting the most value from every dollar spent on ending poverty has always been the driving force of our work. Until only a few years ago, DI was one of the few voices calling for the end of poverty by 2030 – but the world has changed. Ending poverty is now seen as a feasible goal, and people are asking not ‘when’ but ‘how’.

See a timeline of our 20-year history.

Key milestones: