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  • Blog Post
  • 13 May 2020

Why equity is critical to tackling malnutrition

Harpinder Collacott and Charlotte Martineau explore how equity in food and health systems is crucial to reducing inequalities in nutrition outcomes.

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.

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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.

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Featured work

Blog
5 May 2020

Build back better with risk-informed development cooperation

Navid Hanif looks at how advancing risk-informed development cooperation and global collaboration will be vital in efforts to build back better after Covid-19.

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Written by Navid Hanif

Director, Financing for Sustainable Development Office, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Podcast
30 April 2020

Why do coronavirus-related poverty projections vary so widely?

This podcast explores why the differences in coronavirus poverty projections exist, focusing on three models that are making headlines at the moment.

Blog
28 April 2020

The power of transparency: Data is key to an effective crisis response

DI's Verity Outram and World Vision's Daniel Stevens share lessons, applicable to the coronavirus pandemic and more broadly, for how transparency and high-quality data can help humanitarian organisations, donors and advocates better respond to crises.

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Written by Verity Outram

Senior Humanitarian and Transparency Policy Advisor

Report
4 May 2020

The P20 in Benin: From consultation to consensus

This report presents current trends among the poorest 20% of people (P20) in Benin and provides recommendations for delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pledge to leave no one behind.

Podcast
14 May 2020

Coronavirus in Uganda: Current and future impacts

This podcast explores the Ugandan government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, the impact on citizens and the future prospects for the country.

Background paper
6 May 2020

Status of disability in Kenya: Statistics from the 2019 census

Accurate census figures can support inclusion of people with disabilities, but what do the figures tell us about disability in Kenya, and how accurate are they?

Briefing
17 April 2020

Coronavirus and aid data: What the latest DAC data tells us

How might the coronavirus pandemic impact aid spending? DI presents analysis of preliminary ODA (aid) data for 2019. Our briefing shows how much was given and in what form.

Report
27 March 2020

Digital civil registration and legal identity systems: A joined-up approach to leave no one behind

An overview of trends in civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS). To deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how can we ensure everyone is counted?

Report
27 April 2020

DI's Progress report 2019

Our 2019 progress report summarises the action we have taken in the last year to deliver our mission and vision, and the impact we are having.