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  • Blog Post
  • 21 October 2021

The role of communities in delivering data to leave no one behind

Ensuring everyone’s voice is heard means collecting new data via new processes. We must invest in and use citizen- and community-generated data from CSOs.

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Featured work

Discussion paper
29 September 2021

The data side of leaving no one behind

In this paper we look at lessons learned from data landscaping at the national level, and examine how it can be used to inform decisions about poverty eradication and ensure no one is left behind.

Blog
20 September 2021

Putting data at the heart of the Leave No One Behind agenda: areas for action

Good data is vital for ending poverty. How can we maximise its benefits, while mitigating its risks and limitations, to ensure it is fit for purpose in our efforts to leave no one behind?

Written by Deborah Hardoon

Poverty & Inequality Lead

Blog
22 September 2021

How control of data is making international aid agencies so powerful

We look at the role data plays in the power disparity between national and international aid donors in fragile contexts such as Somalia.

Written by Martha Getachew Bekele

Lead Analyst, East Africa

Briefing
15 October 2021

What are the ongoing impacts of the pandemic on development finance?

We provide data and projections for Covid-19's continuing impacts on both domestic and international financing flows to countries with high levels of poverty

Report
6 September 2021

Reversing the trends that leave LDCs behind: How ODA can be targeted to the needs of people living in greatest poverty post-pandemic

This report looks at how trends leaving least developed countries behind can be reversed, and examines how official development assistance can be targeted to meet the needs of the poorest people.

Blog
13 September 2021

The cost of leaving Afghans behind

Aid to Afghanistan is stagnating despite the desperate need for funding. Donors must come together to ensure that this does not become the new normal for such crises.

Written by Sofia Martínez Fernández

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

Presentation
20 October 2021

Animated summary: Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2021

This animated summary unpacks the key statistics and analysis from the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2021.

Data tool
1 October 2021

International humanitarian assistance: Donors, channels and recipients

Report
22 June 2021

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.