Risk and resilience

Private donors increase humanitarian funding for fourth consecutive year but pace of growth slows

Humanitarian

New analysis published today by Development Initiatives (DI) shows that although 2016 saw a fourth successive increase in private donations of international humanitarian assistance, the rate of growth slowed significantly. DI’s Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 finds that private donations reached an estimated US$6.9 billion in 2016, just 6% higher than in 2015, following a […]


New analysis reveals significant slowdown in growth of international humanitarian assistance despite high need

Humanitarian

New analysis published today by Development Initiatives shows that while total international humanitarian assistance increased again in 2016, the pace of growth has slowed. Only four of the 10 government donors that provided the most assistance in 2015 increased their contributions in 2016, and there was a significant decrease in contributions from others. The Global […]


How prepared for disasters is Kenya?

Resources

Kenya is a nation prone to conflicts, slow-onset natural disasters such as droughts and famine, and rapid-onset disasters such as floods, land or mudslides, and disease outbreaks. Its topography makes areas of the country particularly susceptible to natural disasters, with arid and semi-arid lands covering about 89% of the total land mass – home to […]


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

Resources

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 […]


How does the response to typhoon Haiyan compare with other recent natural disasters?

Humanitarian

International financial assistance to survivors of the Philippines Typhoon has been significant and steady. Levels of international concern and generosity have been high. But despite the fact that over 5 times as many people were affected by this disaster than by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, less than a sixth has been given at the same […]


Tracking progress in social protection financing in Africa

Poverty

Our Uganda partners, Development Research and Training together with the Economic Policy Research Centre recently organised a regional conference on social protection financing in Africa in Kampala, Uganda. The conference brought together participants from across East, Central and Southern Africa. It was aimed at creating a platform for policy makers and other development practitioners, to share […]


Economic growth won’t be enough to help Uganda’s poorest

Poverty

The 2013 Chronic Poverty Report from Uganda (authored by our partners DRT Uganda, and the Chronic Poverty Research Centre) makes sobering reading. Entitled “Is anybody listening?” the report emphasises the continuing multi-dimensionality of Ugandan poverty. The title refers to what the authors see as as a fundamental disconnect between the Ugandan chronically poor, and Ugandan […]


‘Year of perpetual crises’ exposes chronic poverty and vulnerability

Poverty

The Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) report 2013, released today by Development Initiatives at the UN’s ECOSOC meeting in Geneva, highlights the absence of any ‘mega-disasters’ in 2012 but reveals the perpetual vulnerability of the poorest people in developing countries and their persistent exposure to crises. The GHA report, the most comprehensive annual review of humanitarian financing, […]


Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2013

Humanitarian

The Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) Report 2013 provides a current and comprehensive picture of global humanitarian financing, and describes some of the key trends and developments of the past decade.