Improving statistical capacity and data literacy in Somalia
Guest author Sharmarke Farah, Director-General of the Somali National Bureau of Statistics, reflects on the progress his young agency has made and how a newly launched learning platform will play an important role in continuing to improve data literacy in Somalia.
Who we are
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.
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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.
How control of data is making international aid agencies so powerful
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Targeting Covid-19 relief in Uganda: The role of data, statistics and evidence
In this webinar a range of speakers discuss the role of data in targeting social safety nets in Uganda, an issue that is coming strongly to the fore with the impacts of Covid-19 on Uganda's poorest communities.
Improving the visibility of local and national actors in humanitarian aid data
DI explores how the visibility of local and national actors in humanitarian aid data can be improved. Read about the pilot project to combine Somalian IATI and 3W data.
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 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.
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?
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.
Proportion of UK aid spent in developing countries set to shrink further
Proposed ODA allocations outlined by the UK government at the recent budget mean the proportion of aid going to the countries that need it most will shrink even further. DI’s Rob Tew looks at what exactly the announced changes will mean in terms of actual resources transferred.