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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.

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Featured work

Blog
1 July 2021

Covid-19 and targeting ODA to poverty

Can Covid-19 be a call to improve ODA targeting towards people in greatest poverty?

Written by Maria Ana Jalles d’Orey

Development Finance Lead

Blog
30 June 2021

Data, language and the power to change norms

It’s time we asked ourselves some hard questions about the power imbalance within the development sector.

Written by Claudia Wells

Director of Data Use

Blog
28 June 2021

Using near real-time data on aid flows: Lessons learnt

Bill Anderson shares lessons learnt from DI’s recent experience using near real-time data to examine donor response to the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting an urgent need for timely, disaggregated data.

Written by Bill Anderson

Data & Information Architect

Webinar
22 June 2021

Humanitarian financing in the current global environment: Opportunities, challenges and lessons from the Covid-19 response

In this webinar, co-hosted by DI and UN OCHA in the margins of the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment, a panel of experts discusses the latest developments in humanitarian financing in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Report
29 April 2021

Tracking the global humanitarian response to Covid-19

An overview of the humanitarian response to Covid-19, showing general humanitarian funding trends as well as the quality of funding and reporting

Report
1 April 2021

Development actors at the nexus: Lessons from crises in Bangladesh, Cameroon and Somalia

This synthesis report summarises learnings from studies in Cameroon, Somalia and Bangladesh about operationalising the HDP nexus for longer term resilience in crisis settings.

Report
16 February 2021

Supporting longer term development in crises at the nexus: Lessons from Somalia

This Somalia country report is the second in a series examining the role of development actors in addressing people’s longer term needs, risks and vulnerabilities, and supporting operationalisation of the humanitarian–development–peace (HDP) nexus.

Report
18 November 2020

Supporting longer term development in crises at the nexus: Lessons from Cameroon

This Cameroon country report is the first in a series examining the role of development actors in addressing people’s longer term needs, risks and vulnerabilities, and supporting operationalisation of the humanitarian–development–peace (HDP) nexus.