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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.
How well is aid targeting disability?
Climate finance is yet to deliver for the most vulnerable people
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.
Failing to reach the poorest: Subnational financing inequalities and health and education outcomes
This report from DI and ODI looks at how effectively subnational financing targets regions with the worst health and education outcomes.
Harmonising registration and identification in emergencies in Somalia
In this report we look at cash transfer programmes in Somalia and how data systems could be harmonised to better support them.
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.