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Latest blog posts
Driving change in quality funding with improved transparency
Angus Urquhart and Verity Outram ask for your help to ensure the right data and systems are available to inform the technical and political changes needed to achieve a critical mass of quality humanitarian funding and monitor progress towards this goal.
Improving statistical capacity and data literacy in Somalia
Guest author Sharmarke Farah, Director-General of the Somali National Bureau of Statistics, reflects on the progress his young agency has made and how a newly launched learning platform will play an important role in continuing to improve data literacy in Somalia.
Proportion of UK aid spent in developing countries set to shrink further
Proposed ODA allocations outlined by the UK government at the recent budget mean the proportion of aid going to the countries that need it most will shrink even further. DI’s Rob Tew looks at what exactly the announced changes will mean in terms of actual resources transferred.
The role of communities in delivering data to leave no one behind
Ensuring everyone’s voice is heard means collecting new data via new processes. We must invest in and use citizen- and community-generated data from CSOs.
How control of data is making international aid agencies so powerful
We look at the role data plays in the power disparity between national and international aid donors in fragile contexts such as Somalia.
Putting data at the heart of the Leave No One Behind agenda: areas for action
Good data is vital for ending poverty. How can we maximise its benefits, while mitigating its risks and limitations, to ensure it is fit for purpose in our efforts to leave no one behind?
The cost of leaving Afghans behind
Aid to Afghanistan is stagnating despite the desperate need for funding. Donors must come together to ensure that this does not become the new normal for such crises.
The latest data on the UK FCDO’s nutrition spending is out. What does it tell us?
We take a look at what the latest data tells us about the UK FCDO’s nutrition spending, and how the UK government is performing against its Nutrition For Growth commitments.
Including local and national actors in humanitarian open data
How data-driven transparency can be extended to better capture the critical work of local and national actors within the humanitarian system