Tracking aid flows in light of the Covid-19 crisis
How is Covid-19 impacting aid flows? This data tool is updated monthly to track aid commitments and provide unique real-time analysis based on IATI data.
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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.
Cuts in UK aid must not hit the poorest
DI responds to the announcement that UK aid is to be cut by £2.9 billion this year
How are aid budgets changing due to the Covid-19 crisis?
This unique analysis sheds light on how Covid-19 has impacted aid flows using real-time IATI data on aid commitments in the first 5 months of 2020.
Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2020
The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2020 frames the crisis financing landscape. It provides a detailed picture of humanitarian needs and financing in 2019 alongside unique analysis of crisis financing to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic response.
Explore donors and recipients of international humanitarian assistance
Use our interactive charts to see a decade of data on the largest donors and recipients of international humanitarian assistance
Catalogue of quality funding practices to the humanitarian response
A quality funding reference tool for policymakers and practitioners to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of programming.
How can we give durable support to refugees in crisis contexts?
Ahead of World Refugee Day this podcast looks at how approaches to supporting refugees in crisis contexts could be more coordinated and sustainable.
Gender-based violence and the nexus: global lessons from the Syria crisis response for financing, policy and practice
How the global response to GBV can be strengthened by the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. With lessons from the crisis in Syria. Written by Sarah Hanssen, with support from DI's Carina Chicet
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.
Key questions and considerations for donors at the triple nexus: lessons from UK and Sweden
Reducing the incidences, severity and impacts of crises demands a concerted, multi-faceted approach. This report synthesises DI’s research into how the UK and Sweden work at the ‘nexus’ between emergency response and longer-term approaches, drawing out observations, notable practices, and key questions and considerations for all donors.