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Expert opinion, insight and comment on today’s most pertinent issues relating to sustainable development and ending poverty

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27 March 2020

What actions are required to mitigate the impacts of coronavirus on the poorest and most vulnerable people?

We highlight three key areas of action needed to provide an effective global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Written by Harpinder Collacott

Executive Director

28 November 2019

Climate finance is yet to deliver for the most vulnerable people

Climate change threatens the goal to sustainably end poverty. This is a well-recognised fact, and in 2015, the UN’s vision for the future, Agenda 2030, brought together sustainability and development, with SDG 13 requiring signatories to take urgent action to …
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Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

11 June 2019

Is tackling global malnutrition still a top priority for the UK?

This detailed report from Development Initiatives looks art whether DFID is meeting its commitments and tackling global malnutrition

Jordan Beecher

Written by Jordan Beecher

Senior Analyst

16 April 2019

Where we are and where we need to be on financing for development

DI's Amy Dodd explores how addressing issues with financing for development could set us on the path towards achieving Agenda 2030.

Amy Dodd

Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

23 November 2018

Five key points from Africa Statistics Week in Uganda

DI's Bernard Sabiti shares key messages from Africa Statistics Week in Uganda and what they mean in the context of the country's unique data ecosystem.

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Written by Bernard Sabiti

Senior Strategic Partnerships & Engagement Manager

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

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


4 May 2018

What do we know about the value of data?

The GPSDD concludes the best way to make the case for improved investments in data is to show the value of data in improving lives.

Bill Anderson

Written by Bill Anderson

Data & Information Architect

11 April 2018

Aid data use at country level: The example of Nepal

There are increasing efforts to improve how aid data is shared in Nepal. The AMP reflects a growing demand for improved transparency.

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Written by Conrad Zellmann