Countering isolationism with collaboration as we enter the decade of delivery
In the context of growing isolationism, DI's Harpinder Collacott reflects on the past few years and looks to the future, arguing that collaboration will be key to making progress in the decade of delivery.
Who we are
Development Initiatives (DI) is an international development organisation that focuses on putting data-driven decision-making at the heart of poverty eradication.
What we do
We work at global, regional, national and subnational levels, with staff across the world. In addition to our significant portfolio of grant funded work, we offer consultancy services to clients who share our aims and values.
Poverty trends: global, regional and national
Measuring poverty is vital because it provides the information needed to support better decisions, influence policy outcomes and increase accountability. This factsheet provides an overview of poverty trends at the global, regional and national levels.
Peace in the triple nexus: what challenges do donors face?
How does 'peace' fit in the humanitarian nexus? Sarah Dalrymple and Angus Urquhart identify and clarify four key questions
Key questions and considerations for donors at the triple nexus: lessons from UK and Sweden
Reducing the incidences, severity and impacts of crises demands a concerted, multi-faceted approach. This report synthesises DI’s research into how the UK and Sweden work at the ‘nexus’ between emergency response and longer-term approaches, drawing out observations, notable practices, and key questions and considerations for all donors.
Donors at the triple nexus: Lessons from Sweden
The humanitarian-development-peacebuilding nexus is at the fore of the policy agenda, but many donors are yet to put the approach into practice. This report focuses on how Sweden puts the triple nexus into practice, with a view to sharing emerging learnings and informing global dialogue on this issue.
Donors at the triple nexus: lessons from the United Kingdom
To address the impact of crisis on poverty, risk and vulnerability and ensure that ‘no one is left behind’, building synergies between short-term humanitarian assistance and longer-term development and peacebuilding approaches is vital.
Field perspectives on multi-year humanitarian funding and planning: How theory has translated into practice in Jordan and Lebanon
Important evidence on the reality of predictable and flexible multi-year humanitarian funding in the contexts of Jordan and Lebanon, with recommendations for the global Grand Bargain workstream on enhanced quality of funding.
Measuring the state of civil registration and legal identity
In this paper we propose an efficient new system to monitor digital civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) and legal identity systems.
How blended finance reaches the poorest people
Our paper examines the impact blended finance can have on the poorest people, and asks how their progress can remain central to decision-making.
The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2019
This year’s report contains detailed analysis of the international financing at work in crisis-affected contexts. Navigating the increasingly complex and changing financing landscape, the report includes new analysis of the wide range of resources going to recurrent and protracted crisis response countries.