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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Placing affected people at the heart of the Grand Bargain transparency commitment
2018 is important for the Grand Bargain’s first workstream: greater transparency.