Investments to End Poverty

Our Investments to End Poverty programme delivers data-driven evidence, policy research and new ideas to shape international development finance for delivering the 2030 Agenda.

In recent years the debate around ending poverty has shifted from ‘if’ to ‘when’, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cementing the vision to end extreme poverty by 2030. While economic growth has been a key driver of progress, alone it will not be sufficient to achieve the 2030 Agenda, especially for the poorest people.

The 2030 Agenda and the evolving financing landscape call for new thinking about aspects of the financing architecture. There’s much more we need to know about who the poorest and most vulnerable people are and where they live; what investments are being made and what impact they have; or the best scale, mix and role of different resources to support nationally owned sustainable development strategies. Better data, analysis and evidence are required to encourage more effective finance.

Our work

Our Investments to End Poverty programme addresses the most pressing gaps in information, evidence and analysis on international public finance. We provide evidence-based analysis to answer key questions that stakeholders have about development finance, to help advocates hold donors and other providers to account, and to influence allocations for poverty eradication.

Read our Investments to End Poverty introductory note

Development Initiatives welcomes your thoughts, feedback and ideas about the next phase of our Investments to End Poverty programme.