Department for International Development

The Leave No-one Behind Partnership

Poverty

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development offer an historic opportunity to eradicate extreme poverty and ensure no one is left behind. To realise this opportunity, Development Initiatives will be working with two other international non-profit organisations CIVICUS and Project Everyone, with the support of the UK’s Department for International Development, on a new global initiative […]


DFID’s aid spending for nutrition: 2014

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As part of increasing efforts to track donor spending on nutrition interventions and building on previous reviews, ‘DFID’s aid spending for nutrition: 2014’ independently analyses the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID)’s official development assistance (ODA) spending on nutrition-related projects in the year 2014. DI used the approach developed by the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement […]


Does DFID’s new fragile states list point towards a shift in funding allocation?

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Last week, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) published a new Fragile States and Regions List to guide its approach in allocating resources within the context of the recent UK Government Spending Review and the new UK Aid Strategy. The new UK Aid Strategy makes the commitment to ‘allocate 50% of DFID’s budget to […]


New UK Government aid strategy must focus on the poorest and most vulnerable

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We are pleased that the government has identified the need to strengthen resilience and response to crises and has maintained a strong headline objective to tackle extreme poverty and help the world’s most vulnerable people. The decision to establish a new £500 million ODA crisis fund is most encouraging as it has the potential to result […]


DFID’s aid spending for nutrition: 2013

Resources

As part of increasing efforts to track donor spending on nutrition interventions, DFID’s aid spending for nutrition: 2013 independently analyses the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID)’s official development assistance (ODA) spending on nutrition-related projects. We (report authors) used the approach developed by the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement Donor Network, which allows for the […]


What IATI data tells us about DFID’s global malaria spending

Data use

New data from the International Aid transparency Initiative (IATI) reveals a more accurate breakdown of funding towards important areas such as malaria control. IATI allows donors to report components of projects in more detail than the OECD’s Creditor Reporting System (CRS) does. IATI data reveals more detail than ever before on how aid is invested. […]


What IATI data tell us about DFID education aid to Nigeria

Data use

New data from the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) presents a more detailed picture of spending in important sectors such as education. IATI allows donors to report components of projects to different sub-sectors, showing where aid money is going more clearly. DFID invested £28 million of aid in Nigerian education in 2012. While IATI and […]


What IATI data tell us about DFID aid to Bangladesh

Data use

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) enables donors to report on their activities in more detail than ever before. DI analysis shows that these more detailed data changes our understanding of how aid is invested. These new data complement project data reported to the OECD Creditor Reporting System (CRS). The more granular data for DFID […]