leave no one behind

How can blended financing help the world’s poorest?


We are off-track to achieve Agenda 2030 and urgent cross-sector action is needed particularly for the poorest people and places. So what role can public–private approaches play in addressing the financing needs in developing countries? And how do we ensure that we benefit the poorest and those most at risk of being left behind? Development […]

Filling the gaps in current global poverty data estimates

Data use

As the authoritative global repository of extreme poverty data, the World Bank’s PovcalNet database currently provides contemporary and historical poverty estimates for 164 economies. Despite this excellent coverage, we have identified 77 economies (18 of which are ODA eligible) with no available data for the most recent reference year (2015). This is a data gap […]

Development cooperation for improved data

Data use

This last week has been an important one for the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), seeing both the appointment of a new Chair and the publication of the latest edition of the Development Co-operation Report. Susanna Moorehead will bring her previous experience as British Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti, and UK Permanent Representative to the […]

Who is being left behind? A new perspective on multidimensional poverty


Our understanding of poverty has evolved over the years. We have tightened our grasp on its complexity and the numerous interconnected factors – big and small – that drive it. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the new development agenda agreed in 2030, with its ambitious and holistic goals which look at ‘traditional’ […]

What does new World Bank data tell us about progress on poverty?


There has been some progress on aggregate and in some countries and regions. However, overall there are many people and places that are making very slow progress or no progress at all, with poverty headcounts increasing in 39 countries from 2013 to 2015. What are some of the key global trends? There is some good […]

Data to leave no one behind: Development cooperation and the P20


By Michael Gerber, Swiss Special Envoy for Global Sustainable Development The shift from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was a watershed moment. It signalled an end to thinking dominated by old north/south, rich/poor, donor/recipient mindsets. It marked a shift from a development era to an era of universality. The […]

Africa Office to host SDGs Kenya Forum


The SDGs Kenya Forum and Development Initiatives (DI) have agreed that the forum’s secretariat, including National Coordinator Ms Florence Syevuo, will be hosted in DI’s Nairobi offices throughout 2018. This partnership, which is expected to lead to even deeper collaboration between both organisations, will support forum members’ work around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – […]

DI signs the Global Disability Summit’s Charter for Change


As a signatory to the Charter for Change, DI commits to ten specific goals – including the collection and use of better data to characterise the challenges faced by people with disabilities, the prioritisation of the people being left furthest behind, and the elimination of stigma and discrimination against them. The UK’s Department for International […]

How the P20 are doing in Benin


In 2017, Benin published its first Voluntary National Review of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The importance of the goal to ‘leave no one behind’ was interlaced through that report, and in their 2018 review there is further focus on the leave no one behind agenda. The P20 Initiative is an effort to […]