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Tracking the global humanitarian response to Covid-19

An overview of the humanitarian response to Covid-19, showing general humanitarian funding trends as well as the quality of funding and reporting

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Featured work

Report
1 April 2021

Development actors at the nexus: Lessons from crises in Bangladesh, Cameroon and Somalia

This synthesis report summarises learnings from studies in Cameroon, Somalia and Bangladesh about operationalising the HDP nexus for longer term resilience in crisis settings.

Factsheet
21 April 2021

ODA in 2020: What does OECD DAC preliminary data tell us?

Analysis of the OECD DAC’s preliminary 2020 ODA (aid) data. Read about trends in aid, including which donors increased or cut contributions, aid to LDCs, and changes in grants versus loans.

Briefing
8 February 2021

Aid data 2019–2020: Analysis of trends before and during Covid

What key shifts in donors, sectors, targeting and loans during the Covid pandemic are highlighted by new DAC data on 2019 ODA and 2020 aid figures from IATI?

Report
1 April 2021

Supporting longer term development in crises at the nexus: Lessons from Bangladesh

This Bangladesh country report is the third 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.

Report
16 February 2021

Supporting longer term development in crises at the nexus: Lessons from Somalia

This Somalia country report is the second 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.

Report
18 November 2020

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.

Briefing
11 February 2021

Cuts to the UK 2020 aid budget: What IATI data tells us

This briefing compares data published by the UK's FCDO and DFID in 2019 and 2020, showing where aid budget cuts fell among recipients, countries and sectors

Report
5 March 2021

Our ten-year strategy: 2021–2030

DI’s ambition, focus and approach to help deliver a more equitable and resilient world.

Podcast
20 April 2021

How can data better support disability advocacy in East Africa?

In this podcast DI's Claudia Wells is joined by guests from DI, Sightsavers and the United Disabled Persons of Kenya to discuss how better data can empower disability advocates in East Africa.