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18 June 2018

Increasing the use of IATI data in country systems – reflections from Senegal and Madagascar

Petya Kangalova explores the use of IATI data in country aid information management systems (AIMS), with pilot projects in Senegal and Madagascar.

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Written by Conrad Zellmann

5 June 2018

Significant reforms are needed for UK aid spending to remain transparent and poverty focused

Today the UK Parliament’s International Development Committee published a report following its inquiry into the definition and administration of ODA.

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Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

30 May 2018

The needs of Kenyans by county: exploring the latest poverty data

Steve Kenei explores the latest poverty data by county, and how it can be used to ensure that devolution in Kenya is delivered effectively.

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Written by Steve Kenei

21 May 2018

Leaving no one behind: The vital role of development cooperation

Judith Randel from Development Initiatives discusses the vital role of development cooperation in achieving Agenda 2030 and leaving no one behind.

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Written by Judith Randel


18 May 2018

The latest trends in UK aid spending on nutrition

This data blog analyses the latest spending trends by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in regards to aid spending in nutrition.

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Written by Jordan Beecher

Senior Analyst

17 May 2018

Connecting IATI and FTS for streamlined humanitarian reporting

An introduction to a pilot project that aims to provide an automated way for organizations to publish information about their humanitarian funding.

17 May 2018

Data and Development

Tony German reflects on the progress of the data revolution, and explores how new ways of using data can help us to end poverty.

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Written by Tony German


16 May 2018

Leveraging data to achieve universal health coverage in Kenya’s poorest arid and semi-arid (ASAL) counties

Kenya is implementing UHC to ensure a healthy population in ASAL counties. Quality data on health and resource requirements are needed.

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Written by Boniface Owino

Senior Analyst

10 May 2018

Devolution is working for Kenya, but quality data can make it work even better

This blog post accounts how devolution is working in Kenya and in what ways quality data could drive devolution promises and the Big Four agenda.

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Written by Henry Odhiambo

Engagement & Partnerships Manager