Why good data is key to unlocking gender equality
Fionna Smyth, DI’s Director of Growth and External Relations, shares her experiences of how data-driven solutions can support progress towards gender equality.
Who we are
Development Initiatives (DI) is a global organisation harnessing the power of data and evidence to end poverty, reduce inequality and increase resilience.
What we do
We work closely with partners at global, regional, national and local levels to ensure data-driven evidence and analysis are used effectively in policy and practice. We undertake an exciting portfolio of grant-funded work as well as providing consultancy services.
Funding for gender-relevant humanitarian response
DI examines the impact of Covid-19 on international funding for gender-related humanitarian programming, finding that global efforts to support gender equality and support women and girls in humanitarian crises are falling short.
Gender inequality: Good with data, episode 4
In this bonus episode we explore gender inequality and the data and analysis needed to ensure that no women and girls are left behind.
Why Wait? How the Humanitarian System Can Better Fund Women-Led and Women’s Rights Organisations
This report from IRC, produced with support from DI, looks at the quality and quantity of funding to women’s rights and women-led organisations responding to gender based violence in emergencies in three country contexts: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ukraine.
Aid in 2021: Key facts about official development assistance
Our factsheet highlights key analysis of global aid reported in 2021. It includes the latest DAC data on providers, recipients, sectors and climate targeting.
Counting excess vaccine donations as ODA inflated aid in 2021: Here's why they still shouldn't count
DI's Euan Ritchie explains how donors counted vaccines as ODA in 2021, and why the current OECD DAC rules on counting vaccines should change to stop inflating aid
Should lending special drawing rights (SDRs) count as aid?
Rechanneling special drawing rights to low- and middle-income countries is an elegant solution to address global problems. Using them as an excuse to cut aid elsewhere is self-defeating.
Overhead cost allocation in the humanitarian sector
Development Initiatives, in partnership with UNICEF and Oxfam, conducted this research on overhead allocation in the humanitarian sector on behalf of the IASC Results Group 5. This work informed the development of guidance which has now been endorsed and published by the IASC.
Tracking humanitarian funding to local actors: what we’ve learnt
In this blog, we explore the latest data and practices on tracking humanitarian funding to local actors, including the challenges around understanding whether 'localisation' of funding is happening and how to overcome them.
Funding to local actors: evidence from the Syrian refugee response in Türkiye
Türkiye hosts almost 4 million Syrian refugees. In this report, DI and TMK seek to fill the gap in data on funding flows to the local and national actors critical to the response.