How is aid changing in the Covid-19 pandemic?
This briefing sets out near real-time data on aid for the first half of 2020. It shows how commitments are changing in the Covid-19 pandemic and where these are most likely to affect the poorest people and places.
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.
Adapting aid to end poverty: Delivering the commitment to leave no one behind in the context of Covid-19
This report calls for us to refocus ODA (aid) in the context of Covid-19, shifting the ‘leave no one behind’ agenda from inclusive growth to inclusive recovery. It analyses changes to poverty and how the pandemic has impacted finance vital to the poorest people.
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?
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.
How can development actors meet longer term needs in crises?
This briefing sets out our research on the humanitarian–development–peace nexus, and how actors can meet livelihood, recovery and development needs of vulnerable people in crises like Covid-19.
Supporting longer term development in crises at the nexus: Lessons from Cameroon
This Cameroon country report is the first in a series examining the role of development actors in addressing people’s longer term needs, risks and vulnerabilities, and supporting operationalisation of the humanitarian–development–peace (HDP) nexus.
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.
To survive and thrive: Opportunities to invest in child nutrition
On World Children's Day, Harpinder Collacott and Basanta Kumar Kar reflect on how investments in child nutrition could help young people survive and thrive.
Beyond vested interests: Reforming international cooperation post Covid-19
Guest author Imme Scholz, of the German Development Institute and German Council for Sustainable Development, argues that international cooperation should take a shared interest in the global common good as its starting point.
The UN is now 75 – we need a new generation of global institutions
DI’s Harpinder Collacott takes the UN’s 75th birthday as an opportunity to reflect on how our current global institutions emerged and what the next generation will need to look like to sustain progress made in tackling global issues