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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.

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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.

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Featured work

Blog
3 December 2019

How well is aid targeting disability?

The World Health Organization estimates that 15% of people worldwide have a disability.[1] People with disabilities in developing countries face significant challenges, both in terms of increased risks (of poverty and social exclusion, for example) compared with other populations, and …
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Written by Dan Walton

Analyst

Blog
28 November 2019

Climate finance is yet to deliver for the most vulnerable people

Climate change threatens the goal to sustainably end poverty. This is a well-recognised fact, and in 2015, the UN’s vision for the future, Agenda 2030, brought together sustainability and development, with SDG 13 requiring signatories to take urgent action to …
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Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

Report
2 December 2019

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.

Discussion paper
11 October 2019

Measuring the state of civil registration and legal identity

In this paper we propose an efficient new system to monitor digital civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) and legal identity systems.

Discussion paper
7 October 2019

How blended finance reaches the poorest people

Our paper examines the impact blended finance can have on the poorest people, and asks how their progress can remain central to decision-making.

Report
19 September 2019

Failing to reach the poorest: Subnational financing inequalities and health and education outcomes

This report from DI and ODI looks at how effectively subnational financing targets regions with the worst health and education outcomes.

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.

Report
30 September 2019

The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2019

This year’s report contains detailed analysis of the international financing at work in crisis-affected contexts. Navigating the increasingly complex and changing financing landscape, the report includes new analysis of the wide range of resources going to recurrent and protracted crisis response countries.