Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2021
The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2021 provides detailed analysis of the crisis financing landscape. Development Initiatives found that humanitarian funding failed to grow despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
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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.
What we do
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.
Covid-19 and targeting ODA to poverty
Can Covid-19 be a call to improve ODA targeting towards people in greatest poverty?
Data, language and the power to change norms
It’s time we asked ourselves some hard questions about the power imbalance within the development sector.
Using near real-time data on aid flows: Lessons learnt
Bill Anderson shares lessons learnt from DI’s recent experience using near real-time data to examine donor response to the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting an urgent need for timely, disaggregated data.
Humanitarian financing in the current global environment: Opportunities, challenges and lessons from the Covid-19 response
In this webinar, co-hosted by DI and UN OCHA in the margins of the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment, a panel of experts discusses the latest developments in humanitarian financing in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tracking the global humanitarian response to Covid-19
An overview of the humanitarian response to Covid-19, showing general humanitarian funding trends as well as the quality of funding and reporting
Development actors at the nexus: Lessons from crises in Bangladesh, Cameroon and Somalia
This synthesis report summarises learnings from studies in Cameroon, Somalia and Bangladesh about operationalising the HDP nexus for longer term resilience in crisis settings.
Supporting longer term development in crises at the nexus: Lessons from Somalia
This Somalia country report is the second in a series examining the role of development actors in addressing people’s longer term needs, risks and vulnerabilities, and supporting operationalisation of the humanitarian–development–peace (HDP) nexus.
Supporting longer term development in crises at the nexus: Lessons from Cameroon
This Cameroon country report is the first in a series examining the role of development actors in addressing people’s longer term needs, risks and vulnerabilities, and supporting operationalisation of the humanitarian–development–peace (HDP) nexus.