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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.

10 April 2019

DI's response to new aid spending figures

Development Initiatives responds to new aid spending figures released by the OECD in April 2019, which show that official development assistance has dropped, especially to countries with the highest levels of need.

21 February 2019

DI supports Nepal’s first Women in Data conference

Development Initiatives and The Asia Foundation are co-organising Nepal’s inaugural Women in Data conference on 23 February 2019.

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?