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Latest blog posts

20 September 2022

To leave no one behind, we must use data to address climate inequalities

As climate change compounds and exacerbates global inequalities, DI’s Deborah Hardoon explains how data can be used to protect those most vulnerable to its impacts.

Written by Deborah Hardoon

Poverty & Inequality Lead

20 September 2022

Why we should target country-programmable aid instead of ODA

A fixed target for both stable and volatile aid spending makes little sense. This blog suggests focusing on an alternative measure: country-programmable aid.

Written by Euan Ritchie

Senior Development Finance Policy Advisor

19 July 2022

What can we expect from UK aid for global nutrition?

In light of recent reductions to the UK aid budget, we look at reasons to remain hopeful about the UK's continued role in tackling global malnutrition.

Written by Anna Hope

External Relations & Marketing Lead

20 May 2022

How can governments effectively budget disability-relevant funding?

DI's Mokeira Nyagaka explores challenges faced by those formulating, implementing and reporting on disability-inclusive budget allocations in Kenya.

Written by Mokeira Nyagaka

Senior Analyst, Public Finance

8 April 2022

Creating, not fixing: A new financing paradigm for Africa

DI’s Martha Bekele looks at why African actors should engage with a novel approach to international cooperation: Global Public Investment

Written by Martha Getachew Bekele

Delivery, Quality & Impact Lead

4 April 2022

Data to manage uncertainty and risk that leaves no one behind

How can data enable effective risk management to mitigate the worst outcomes for people experiencing vulnerability and leave no one behind?

Written by Deborah Hardoon

Poverty & Inequality Lead

22 March 2022

Data kitchens – putting users at the centre of development solutions

Following the 53rd session of the UN Statistical Commission, DI’s Claudia Wells unpacks what putting users at the heart of data solutions really means

Written by Claudia Wells

Director of Data Use

21 February 2022

To eradicate poverty, development practitioners must tackle inequality

DI’s Deborah Hardoon explores why understanding the relationship between poverty and inequality needs to be high on the sustainable development agenda.

Written by Deborah Hardoon

Poverty & Inequality Lead

14 February 2022

How can data drive equality for persons with disabilities?

Ahead of the 2022 Global Disability Summit, Deborah Hardoon and Tim Molyneux explain why assessing financing to address challenges faced by persons with disabilities is not easy.

Written by Deborah Hardoon

Poverty & Inequality Lead