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17 May 2022

DI’s response to the UK’s new International Development Strategy

DI responds to the UK's International Development Strategy and outlines some welcome priorities alongside areas of concern.

24 March 2022

UK International Development Strategy: joint open letter to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

Alongside more than 200 British NGOs, DI expresses deep concern regarding possible cuts to UK official development assistance.

25 January 2022

Development Initiatives hires Chief Operating Officer and new East Africa Director

Development Initiatives has leapt into 2022 with two new senior appointments.

13 December 2021

Development Initiatives welcomes new board members

DI is pleased to announce four new members have been appointed to the organisation’s board of non-executive directors.

22 April 2021

DI’s response to Raab’s statement on aid cuts

The impact of cuts will be felt now and into the future, and the lack of transparency seriously impedes effective aid spending

14 April 2021

DI’s response to the DAC 2020 aid spending release

DI highlights promising action from key donors but a concerning lack of focus on the poorest countries, according to new aid spending figures from the DAC

17 March 2021

DI’s response to the UK government Integrated Review

Development Initiatives’ (DI’s) Harpinder Collacott sets out concerns about the new UK integrated review’s lack of focus on inequality and the poorest people globally.

5 March 2021

Development Initiatives (DI) joins Crack the Crises coalition

DI has joined more than fifty other organisations in a new coalition to address the triple global crisis of Covid, injustice and climate change.

23 February 2021

DI appoints Sue Wardell CBE as Board Chair

Development Initiatives is pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Wardell CBE as Chair of our Board of Directors.