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  • Blog Post
  • 26 November 2021

Driving change in quality funding with improved transparency

Angus Urquhart and Verity Outram ask for your help to ensure the right data and systems are available to inform the technical and political changes needed to achieve a critical mass of quality humanitarian funding and monitor progress towards this goal.

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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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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

Blog
18 November 2021

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.

Guest author

Written by Sharmarke Farah

Director General of Somalia National Bureau of Statistics

Blog
21 October 2021

The role of communities in delivering data to leave no one behind

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.

Written by

Harpinder Collacott, Annie Namala, Javier Carranza Tresoldi

Blog
22 September 2021

How control of data is making international aid agencies so powerful

We look at the role data plays in the power disparity between national and international aid donors in fragile contexts such as Somalia.

Written by Martha Getachew Bekele

Lead Analyst, East Africa

Report
26 July 2021

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.

Report
29 August 2019

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.

Discussion paper
29 September 2021

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.

Blog
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?

Written by Deborah Hardoon

Poverty & Inequality Lead

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

Blog
11 November 2021

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.

Written by Rob Tew

Head of Technical Development