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  • Blog Post
  • 20 September 2021

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?

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Development Initiatives (DI) is a global organisation harnessing the power of data and evidence to end poverty, reduce inequality and increase resilience.

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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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Featured work

Report
6 September 2021

Reversing the trends that leave LDCs behind: How ODA can be targeted to the needs of people living in greatest poverty post-pandemic

This report looks at how trends leaving least developed countries behind can be reversed, and examines how official development assistance can be targeted to meet the needs of the poorest people.

Blog
13 September 2021

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.

Written by Sofia Martínez Fernández

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

Briefing
2 August 2021

Analysis of aid flows to Kenya before and during Covid-19

This briefing analyses aid flows from key donors to Kenya before and during Covid-19.

Briefing
30 June 2021

Disability inclusion in Western Kenya: Key findings from county budget data

This series of publications tracks the disability inclusivity of budgets in five counties in Kenya across five financial years.

Briefing
13 August 2021

Kenya’s increasing use of loans from international financial institutions

This briefing presents in-depth analysis of the loans advanced to Kenya between 2018 and 2021 by international finance institutions and the purpose of this financing.

Webinar
2 August 2021

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.

Briefing
5 August 2021

Analysis of aid flows to Uganda before and during Covid-19

This briefing analyses aid flows from key donors to Uganda before and during Covid-19.

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

Blog
27 July 2021

Including local and national actors in humanitarian open data

How data-driven transparency can be extended to better capture the critical work of local and national actors within the humanitarian system

Written by Verity Outram

Senior Humanitarian and Transparency Policy Advisor