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23 October 2018

How can data really be transformative?

DI Executive Director Harpinder Collacott explores how policymakers could be more engaged with the data community and the role of the UN World Data Forum

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Written by Harpinder Collacott

Executive Director

15 October 2018

Who is being left behind? A new perspective on multidimensional poverty

DI Engagement Lead Amy Dodd outlines a new approach for getting to grips with the multidimensional nature of poverty in a real and meaningful way.

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Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

10 October 2018

Is using ODA for blending a good use of scarce concessional resources?

Blended finance is dominating international development financing discourse. This blog breaks down the possibilities and limits to this financial resource.

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Written by Cecilia Caio

Senior Analyst

5 October 2018

What does new World Bank data tell us about progress on poverty?

Zach Christensen analyses the new World Bank data release, its largest since 2016, and shares the key messages for progress on poverty.

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Written by Zach Christensen

Senior Analyst

18 September 2018

A missed opportunity to improve UK aid

The UK government has released a response to the IDC report, which points to a lack of development focus in UK departments and poor progress on transparency

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Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

6 September 2018

Data to leave no one behind: Development cooperation and the P20

Swiss Special Envoy for Global Sustainable Development Michael Gerber discusses Switzerland's use of the P20 approach to characterising poverty.

16 July 2018

The P20 and progress on the commitment to leave no one behind at country level

Tony German explains how a focus on the poorest 20%, the P20, can help ensure that development and growth are inclusive - leaving no one behind.

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Written by Tony German

Fellow

3 July 2018

Exploring concepts and practices to increase data use: A short learning paper

We have explored conceptual and practical approaches to data use through desk research and contextualised them using DI’s data use framework.

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Written by Ralitza Naydenova

19 June 2018

Placing affected people at the heart of the Grand Bargain transparency commitment

2018 is important for the Grand Bargain’s first workstream: greater transparency.

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Written by Harpinder Collacott

Executive Director