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Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2022

The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2022 provides a critical overview of the crisis financing landscape. Development Initiatives finds that total funding has plateaued despite historically high demand.

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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

Data tool
12 July 2022

International humanitarian assistance: Donors, channels and recipients

Three interactive charts let you explore in-depth the largest donors of international humanitarian assistance and how they deliver assistance to recipients.

Report
13 April 2022

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.

Briefing
4 April 2022

Private funding for international humanitarian assistance

Who provides private funding for humanitarian assistance, what are the key trends in type and volume and how could greater transparency support crisis response?

Podcast
25 July 2022

Inequality: Good with data, episode 1

In this episode we discuss inequality; the focus of SDG 10 and an issue that has risen up the international development agenda in recent years. But it’s one thing to acknowledge the problem, and quite another to know what to do about it.

Podcast
1 August 2022

Strengthening national data ecosystems to leave no one behind: Good with data, episode 2

In this episode we discuss national data ecosystems, and why they are key to fostering a strong culture of data use to improve development policies and programmes that leave no one behind.

Podcast
8 August 2022

Crisis, fragility and risk: Good with data, episode 3

In this episode, we discuss how data about risk can support efforts to leave no one behind in uncertain times and in fragile places.

Briefing
11 May 2022

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.

Briefing
9 June 2022

Delivering the UK's International Development Strategy: Key considerations for UK aid

DI responds to the UK’s new International Development Strategy setting out key trends in current UK aid and shifts needed if the government is to effectively deliver on the priorities of humanitarian crisis, women and girls, and inclusive growth.

Briefing
8 July 2022

ODA 2020–2021: Key trends before and during emerging crises

DI provides a baseline assessment of existing ODA trends that are being influenced by evolving global challenges including Covid-19 and conflict in Ukraine