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11 October 2018

Launch: Investments to End Poverty 2018

DI's report 'Investments to End Poverty 2018' finds that despite poverty rates halving under the MDGs, millions of people are not sharing progress.

25 July 2018

DI signs the Global Disability Summit’s Charter for Change

DI has signed the Charter for Change, calling for the collection and use of better data to characterise the challenges faced by people with disabilities.

13 June 2018

What do the 2018/2019 national budget estimates mean for Kenya's poorest households?

Development Initiatives has published a new report: Pro-poor analysis of Kenya’s 2018/19 budget estimates: what do the numbers tell us?

23 January 2018

Development Initiatives named new host of the Global Nutrition Report

Development Initiatives (DI) will run the Global Nutrition Report for the next three years. DI was chosen by the Global Nutrition Report Stakeholder Group.

21 June 2017

Private donors increase humanitarian funding for fourth consecutive year but pace of growth slows

New analysis published today by Development Initiatives (DI) shows that although 2016 saw a fourth successive increase in private donations of international humanitarian assistance, the rate of growth slowed significantly.

7 April 2017

Development Initiatives announced as new host for the 2017 Global Nutrition Report

Development Initiatives (DI) will run the Global Nutrition Report for the next three years. DI was chosen by the Global Nutrition Report Stakeholder Group.

1 December 2016

Focus on transparency in UK government’s development spending reviews welcomed by Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund

DFID has been a leading player in global efforts to improve transparency for many years and in these latest reviews we see an even more ambitious transparency agenda.

30 November 2016

DI receives Kenya Open Data award for innovation

The awards are given to those who have helped make data more open and accessible, and are open to government, private sector, NGOs, civil society organisations and others.

17 November 2016

Aid donors must improve transparency before scaling up public-private finance, new report finds

The report on the use of public funds to de-risk or ‘leverage’ private investments in development also finds that, while blended finance may have a valuable role to play in helping fund the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), alone it is unlikely to mobilise the volumes that are required to make a significant impact on the large funding gap.