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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.

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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.

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Featured work

News
27 September 2022

Development Initiatives appoints Adrian Lovett as new CEO

Development Initiatives has appointed Adrian Lovett to lead the organisation as its new CEO.Adrian Lovett is a skilled and respected leader with over two decades’ experience working in international development and advocacy, focusing on evidence-based policy change at global, regional …
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
20 September 2022

The Ukraine crisis and diverted aid: What we know so far

DI analyses emerging data on humanitarian and aid funding in 2022, finding that while Ukraine has received unprecedented funding, other crises are behind previous years

Blog
20 September 2022

Why we should target country-programmable aid instead of ODA

A fixed target for both stable and volatile aid spending makes little sense. This blog suggests focusing on an alternative measure: country-programmable aid.

Written by Euan Ritchie

Senior Development Finance Policy Advisor

Blog
20 September 2022

Common challenges, differentiated impacts

World crises do not impact countries in the same way. This blog looks at the effects of conflict, climate change and the energy transition on African nations.

Written by Martha Getachew Bekele

Delivery, Quality & Impact Lead

Podcast
22 August 2022

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.