Global systems

Response to the Synthesis Report of the Secretary General


A vision for eradicating poverty by 2030 Development Initiatives (DI) welcomes the publication of the Synthesis Report of the Secretary-General on the Post-2015 Agenda: The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet. As anticipated, the report confirms that eradicating poverty by 2030 should be the overarching objective of […]

5 ways the post-2015 Financing Committee could change the world. (Seriously.)


The Expert Financing Committee for post-2015 (ICESDF as it’s known) is nearly done with its task of setting out the strategic framework for sustainable development financing, and civil society gets its last chance to input to their report this week, via a stakeholder dialogue event in New York. As it stands, the report framework shows […]

The plans for financing post-2015 SDGs: an update


On Friday 18 July, the co-chairs of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Finance (ICESDF), Ambassador Majanen and Dr Mansur Muhtar, held a short briefing to update civil society and governments on the Committee’s work on financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As there have been limited opportunities for civil society input to […]

Transparency and open data for the post-2015 agenda

Data use

Our Executive Director Tony German is pleased to be taking part in an important discussion panel, one of the official side events at the UN Development Cooperation Forum this July: “Transparency and open data for the post-2015 agenda”. Co-hosted by Development Initiatives, Publish What You Fund and UNDP, this event will create a multi-stakeholder dialogue […]

The critical role of ODA in a post-2015 world


Development Initiatives’ Executive Director Judith Randel will present at the High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) on the topic of “The critical role of official development assistance (ODA) in development cooperation post-2015”. Judith will share the key messages of our flagship report Investments to End Poverty with key data and evidence which can […]

The state of development cooperation in Kenya


Development partners have made considerable progress in expanding and improving the quality of official development assistance (ODA) since the agreements on the Millennium Development Goals in 2000. This has been a culmination of a series of high level meetings and commitments that date back to 2003 in Rome, Italy, to 2011 in Busan, South Korea. […]

The role of the private sector: financing a post-2015 agenda for sustainable development

Data use

Private finance flowing into developing countries is growing fast. However, there are challenges to establishing effective mechanisms to unleash its development potential. And unless public-private partnerships for development work to maintain the hard won principles of development aid, like transparency and accountability, the potentially positive impacts of private investments in sustainable development could be undermined. […]

Putting access to information at the center of post-2015

Data use

This article originally appeared in a slightly different form in Devex. A data analyst, a librarian, a lawyer and a journalist walk into the United Nations bar discussing ways to ensure the success of any new sustainable development goals. The data analyst says “We need to make information more accessible and timely.” The librarian says […]

Geocoding: a route to deeper transparency


Introduction by Joni Hillman, Aid Transparency Programme Manager  One of the purposes of IATI was to make information about aid not only more transparent, but easier for stakeholders in developing countries, and elsewhere, to actually use. Geocoding is one of the most exciting developments in this regard, meaning aid money can be traced to a […]