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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.