The challenges of data on the financing response to Covid-19
This paper, examining the challenges of using financing data sources, launches our series on matching resources to needs in the global Covid-19 response.
Who we are
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.
How Covid-19 can change incentives for development cooperation
Nilima Gulrajani examines the evolving moral and conceptual case for 'aid' in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and considers how Global Public Investment (GPI) could embed a more reciprocal approach to development cooperation.
The power of transparency: Data is key to an effective crisis response
DI's Verity Outram and World Vision's Daniel Stevens share lessons, applicable to the coronavirus pandemic and more broadly, for how transparency and high-quality data can help humanitarian organisations, donors and advocates better respond to crises.
Why equity is critical to tackling malnutrition
Harpinder Collacott and Charlotte Martineau explore how equity in food and health systems is crucial to reducing inequalities in nutrition outcomes.
Coronavirus in Uganda: Current and future impacts
This podcast explores the Ugandan government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, the impact on citizens and the future prospects for the country.
The P20 in Benin: From consultation to consensus
This report presents current trends among the poorest 20% of people (P20) in Benin and provides recommendations for delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pledge to leave no one behind.
Status of disability in Kenya: Statistics from the 2019 census
Accurate census figures can support inclusion of people with disabilities, but what do the figures tell us about disability in Kenya, and how accurate are they?
Coronavirus and aid data: What the latest DAC data tells us
How might the coronavirus pandemic impact aid spending? DI presents analysis of preliminary ODA (aid) data for 2019. Our briefing shows how much was given and in what form.
Why do coronavirus-related poverty projections vary so widely?
This podcast explores why the differences in coronavirus poverty projections exist, focusing on three models that are making headlines at the moment.
DI's Progress report 2019
Our 2019 progress report summarises the action we have taken in the last year to deliver our mission and vision, and the impact we are having.