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Tracking aid flows in light of the Covid-19 crisis

How is Covid-19 impacting aid flows? This data tool is updated monthly to track aid commitments and provide unique real-time analysis based on IATI data.

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Featured work

News
22 July 2020

Cuts in UK aid must not hit the poorest

DI responds to the announcement that UK aid is to be cut by £2.9 billion this year

Factsheet
22 July 2020

How are aid budgets changing due to the Covid-19 crisis?

This unique analysis sheds light on how Covid-19 has impacted aid flows using real-time IATI data on aid commitments in the first 5 months of 2020.

Report
22 July 2020

Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2020

The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2020 frames the crisis financing landscape. It provides a detailed picture of humanitarian needs and financing in 2019 alongside unique analysis of crisis financing to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic response.

Data tool
22 July 2020

Explore donors and recipients of international humanitarian assistance

Use our interactive charts to see a decade of data on the largest donors and recipients of international humanitarian assistance

Report
17 July 2020

Catalogue of quality funding practices to the humanitarian response

A quality funding reference tool for policymakers and practitioners to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of programming.

Podcast
19 June 2020

How can we give durable support to refugees in crisis contexts?

Ahead of World Refugee Day this podcast looks at how approaches to supporting refugees in crisis contexts could be more coordinated and sustainable.

Report
19 March 2020

Gender-based violence and the nexus: global lessons from the Syria crisis response for financing, policy and practice

How the global response to GBV can be strengthened by the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. With lessons from the crisis in Syria. Written by Sarah Hanssen, with support from DI's Carina Chicet

Report
2 December 2019

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.

Report
11 December 2019

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.