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The good news on global development. What are we missing? Episode 3

Reflecting on the Covid pandemic, global economic crises and numerous conflicts, we ask our guests Charles Kenny and Anna Rosling Rönnlund why they're optimistic about global development in 2024

The world’s attention is limited. Today’s burning emergency becomes tomorrow’s forgotten crisis. When the media spotlight moves on, vital issues in development and humanitarian response risk being forgotten. Development Initiatives’ CEO Adrian Lovett speaks with people with deep expertise to take us beyond the headlines and explore the missing issues, missing voices and missing data as we ask: What are we missing?

See all episodes of our new miniseries, as well as our previous podcasts from DI.

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Podcast
12 February 2024

The Syrian refugee crisis in Türkiye. What are we missing? Episode 2

Türkiye hosts around 3.6 million Syrian refugees. They face many challenges, exacerbated by powerful 2023 earthquakes. What is the situation today? What support is needed? And what might the future hold?

Podcast
5 February 2024

Conflict and crisis in Sudan. What are we missing? Episode 1

This episode discusses the latest crisis in Sudan and rising humanitarian need, with millions displaced, widespread violence against women and girls, and deteriorating food security

Report
6 November 2023

The failure to fund refugee-led organisations

This report, produced by ODI’s Humanitarian Policy Group, in collaboration with Development Initiatives, asks why the current system is not working, and what potential there is for change.

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.

Report
20 June 2023

Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2023

The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2023 assesses the international financing response to crisis. Development Initiatives finds that more needs went unmet in 2022 than ever before.

Blog
13 November 2023

Overlooked and undervalued: tracking funding to refugee-led organisations

Refugee-led organisations play a key but overlooked role in humanitarian action. How can new insights on their funding drive inclusive changes to enhance transparency, funding and advocacy?

Written by Carina Chicet

Senior Analyst

Blog
11 December 2023

What does limited progress at COP28 mean for Africa?

From COP28, DI’s Martha Bekele reflects on the unfairness of those who have little to do with emissions shouldering the effects of climate change and struggling with the costs the system imposes

Written by Martha Getachew Bekele

Delivery, Quality & Impact Lead

News
5 December 2023

Our news from COP28: A round-up from Development Initiatives

DI's Mariam Ibrahim shares the news and reactions from COP28, as well as more on the presentations and resources we've shared to help build climate data ecosystems that are comprehensive, coordinated, sustainable, nationally led and people centred.

Data tool • Beta
9 October 2023

Climate vulnerability, climate finance (ODA) and protracted crisis

Use our interactive chart to reveal vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, volumes of climate finance (ODA) by country, and how specific risk and geographic groups fare.

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