sustainable development goals

Preliminary ODA data 2018 – total falls for second consecutive year


The rules governing ODA are changing and these are the first set of ODA statistics published under new rules regarding how ODA is accounted for.[1] Under these rules, only a percentage of each ODA loan is counted as ODA – the percentage is dependent on how concessional the loan is. This is offset by 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 […]

The P20 and progress on the commitment to leave no one behind at country level


Tomorrow, as part of the High-Level Political Forum, DI will co-host a side-event on the commitment to ‘Leave No One Behind’ with the governments of Switzerland and Benin. This session will be an opportunity to share initial reflections, challenges, experiences and ideas around our P20 approach. When Benin and Switzerland signed up to Agenda 2030 almost […]

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 […]

Countries being left behind


The geography of poverty has shifted remarkably since 2000. Progress has been uneven and, if left unchecked, will be even more so over the coming decade. It is therefore imperative to identify which people and countries are most at risk of being left behind in terms of poverty reduction in the coming decade, and prioritise […]

Data and Development

Data use

The media has been full of concern about Facebook, and issues around privacy, personal data. How an online identity can be used, not only to sell us products we didn’t know we needed – but potentially to sway elections. The idea that if you don’t pay for a product, you are the product, casts a […]

ODA for domestic resource mobilisation is on track to meet commitments, but is this enough?


The Addis Ababa Action Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 brought to prominence the role of domestic public resources in financing development. International support was identified as key to promote increased domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM) in efficient, effective and equitable ways. The Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) and the Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) […]

Global Nutrition Report highlights need for critical change in response to malnutrition


With almost every country in the world facing a serious nutrition-related challenge, whether from undernutrition or obesity, the report authors call for a critical change in the global response to malnutrition in all its forms and action throughout the goals to tackle the many causes of malnutrition. The report finds that 88% of the 140 […]