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How is Covid impacting people living in poverty worldwide?

Use interactive charts and analysis of key trends to explore how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting people living in poverty at the global, regional and national levels, as well as inequality within countries. What makes certain groups vulnerable to its impacts?

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.

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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

Podcast
15 October 2020

How can innovative partnerships make data stronger and more inclusive?

In this podcast DI's Claudia Wells and Bernard Sabiti are joined by GeoCensos founder Javier Carranza Tresoldi to discuss how innovative partnerships can lead to better data.

Report
4 May 2020

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.

13 November 2019

Tracking the progress of the poorest people

Read more about our work to encourage countries to improve how they track the progress of the poorest people in their populations to ensure no one is left behind.

Blog
29 October 2020

Key trends in aid targeting persons with intellectual disabilities

DI’s Dean Breed outlines three key trends in how ODA is targeting persons with intellectual disabilities – considering what this means for recipients and what donors can do to improve the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Written by Dean Breed

Analyst

Factsheet
3 July 2020

Disability-inclusive ODA: Aid data on donors, channels, recipients

How much ODA goes to projects focused on the inclusion and empowerment of persons with disabilities? Read analysis of the scale and channels of aid.

Background paper
30 September 2020

Generating disability statistics: Models of disability measurement, history of disability statistics and the Washington Group Questions

This background paper examines how data collection on disability has evolved over the last 200 years, as well as the challenges involved in generating disability statistics, and takes a detailed look at the Washington Group Questions.

Factsheet
26 October 2020

Financing humanitarian needs amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Find out how needs are being responded to in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic with updated analysis on humanitarian assistance.

Data tool
21 September 2020

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.

Report
22 July 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.