The food insecurity gap and protracted humanitarian crisis
Acute food insecurity is on the rise due to concurrent humanitarian crises. Understanding this relationship is key to effective targeting of assistance.
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.
Wealthy countries may be contributing less to global climate finance than we think
DI’s Euan Ritchie examines Japan's climate finance reporting, and why it shows that transparency is vital to understanding how much is really being spent
Loss and Damage: Building resilience to crisis
As Denmark becomes the first UN member to pledge funding to Loss and Damage, DI’s Erica Mason explains how this financing can embed resilience in the humanitarian system.
Climate finance to Africa: What we know about ODA
This blog explores how better climate finance to countries experiencing protracted crisis can contribute towards our global future.
To leave no one behind, we must use data to address climate inequalities
As climate change compounds and exacerbates global inequalities, DI’s Deborah Hardoon explains how data can be used to protect those most vulnerable to its impacts.
The Ukraine crisis and diverted aid: What we know so far
DI analyses emerging data on humanitarian and aid funding in 2022, finding that while Ukraine has received unprecedented funding, other crises are behind previous years
Why we should target country-programmable aid instead of ODA
A fixed target for both stable and volatile aid spending makes little sense. This blog suggests focusing on an alternative measure: country-programmable aid.
Common challenges, differentiated impacts
World crises do not impact countries in the same way. This blog looks at the effects of conflict, climate change and the energy transition on African nations.
Crisis, fragility and risk: Good with data, episode 3
In this episode, we discuss how data about risk can support efforts to leave no one behind in uncertain times and in fragile places.
Gender inequality: Good with data, episode 4
In this bonus episode we explore gender inequality and the data and analysis needed to ensure that no women and girls are left behind.