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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.

16 June 2020

The merger of the UK’s Department for International Development into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: DI’s response

DI responds to the decision to merge the UK’s DFID into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and explains why it presents worrying times for the development sector and those in critical need of international cooperation.

23 January 2020

DI appoints Clarence Edwards as Head of External Relations, US

DI is excited to announce the appointment of Clarence Edwards as Head of External Relations, US – a brand new role within the organisation. Based in Washington DC, he will raise awareness of DI’s work and build relationships with key …
19 December 2019

DI appoints Libby Drew to board of directors

DI is pleased to announce that Libby Drew has been appointed to the organisation’s board of non-executive directors.

30 September 2019

Launch: Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2019

On 30 September 2019 Development Initiatives published the Global Humanitarian Assistance report 2019, the most comprehensive report independently assessing international financing at work in humanitarian situations.

5 September 2019

DI’s response to the UK Government’s 2019 Spending Round

DI responds to the UK government 2019 Spending Round: the 0.7% GNI target, reaching the furthest behind first, and transparency standards.

4 September 2019

Development finance expert Gail Hurley joins DI as a Fellow

Gail Hurley, former Policy Specialist on Development Finance at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has joined DI’s Fellows Programme.

19 July 2019

DI appoints Diane Kingston OBE to board of directors

DI is pleased to announce that Diane Kingston OBE has been appointed to the organisation’s board of non-executive directors.

27 June 2019

Development Initiatives’ response to the UK’s Voluntary National Review

Development Initiatives has responded to the UK's Voluntary National Review of its progress against the Sustainable Development Goals.