DI’s response to the UK’s new International Development Strategy
DI responds to the UK's International Development Strategy and outlines some welcome priorities alongside areas of concern.
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Development Initiatives (DI) is a global organisation harnessing the power of data and evidence to end poverty, reduce inequality and increase resilience.
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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.
UK aid: Trends in the quality and quantity of UK ODA
This briefing looks at trends in UK ODA using the OECD DAC’s full data for 2020, preliminary 2021 data and near real-time aid data published to the International Aid Transparency Initiative.
Aid data 2019–2020: Analysis of trends before and during Covid
What key shifts in donors, sectors, targeting and loans during the Covid pandemic are highlighted by new DAC data on 2019 ODA and 2020 aid figures from IATI?
Cuts to the UK 2020 aid budget: What IATI data tells us
This briefing compares data published by the UK's FCDO and DFID in 2019 and 2020, showing where aid budget cuts fell among recipients, countries and sectors
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.
How to track ODA to gender-based violence (GBV) responses
Amanda Thomas and Carina Chicet outline how we can use a keyword methodology to track ODA to gender-based violence (GBV) responses, and ensure more transparent reporting.
Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2021
The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2021 provides detailed analysis of the crisis financing landscape. Development Initiatives found that humanitarian funding failed to grow despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Creating, not fixing: A new financing paradigm for Africa
DI’s Martha Bekele looks at why African actors should engage with a novel approach to international cooperation: Global Public Investment
Global Public Investment and Africa: A better approach to financing the SDGs
The world’s system of financing public goods and common challenges isn’t working for the African continent. A new discussion paper explains why and how Global Public Investment is important for Africa, and what questions remain to be resolved.
Beyond vested interests: Reforming international cooperation post Covid-19
Guest author Imme Scholz, of the German Development Institute and German Council for Sustainable Development, argues that international cooperation should take a shared interest in the global common good as its starting point.