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  • Blog Post
  • 6 December 2022

Indirect cost recovery for 'local' NGOs: an urgent issue for humanitarian reform

In this blog, DI, Oxfam and UNICEF outline the context for new guidance on the provision of overheads to local and national humanitarian actors, and explain why the changing industry standard is so important.

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Featured work

Report
17 November 2022

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.

Blog
15 December 2022

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.

Written by

Fran Girling-Morris, Suzanna Nelson-Pollard, Carina Chicet

Report
22 November 2022

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.

Briefing
1 November 2022

Climate finance: Accounting and accountability

Inadequate reporting and tracking of climate finance data leads to reduced donor accountability. Ahead of COP27, this briefing examines five major issues.

Blog
23 September 2022

Wealthy countries may be contributing less to global climate finance than we think

DI’s Euan Ritchie examines Japan's climate finance reporting, and why it shows that transparency is vital to understanding how much is really being spent

Written by Euan Ritchie

Senior Development Finance Policy Advisor

Blog
22 September 2022

Loss and Damage: Building resilience to crisis

As Denmark becomes the first UN member to pledge funding to Loss and Damage, DI’s Erica Mason explains how this financing can embed resilience in the humanitarian system.

Written by Erica Mason

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

Blog
21 September 2022

Climate finance to Africa: What we know about ODA

This blog explores how better climate finance to countries experiencing protracted crisis can contribute towards our global future.

Written by

Jordan Beecher, Martha Getachew Bekele

Blog
20 September 2022

To leave no one behind, we must use data to address climate inequalities

As climate change compounds and exacerbates global inequalities, DI’s Deborah Hardoon explains how data can be used to protect those most vulnerable to its impacts.

Written by Deborah Hardoon

Poverty & Inequality Lead

Factsheet
7 September 2022

The food insecurity gap and protracted humanitarian crisis

Acute food insecurity is on the rise due to concurrent humanitarian crises. Understanding this relationship is key to effective targeting of assistance.