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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.

15 November 2016

Increasing funds to tackle climate change miss out world’s most vulnerable, new report finds

The report, which looks at climate finance in the context of building resilience and reducing poverty, finds that while international public resources to tackle climate change are increasing, vulnerability and the links between poverty and climate are not reflected in the allocation of those resources.

18 July 2016

From principles to practice: Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund launch consultation on joining up data standards.

The JUDS project is about unlocking the potential of data to help drive poverty eradication and sustainable development.

4 July 2016

DI kicks off project on blended public−private finance for development

Ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been agreed by UN member states, but there is a significant financing gap for developing countries aiming to meet these goals, estimated at trillions of US dollars annually.

27 June 2016

Private donors step up to help Syria crisis, with US$398 million given last year, new research finds

Development Initiatives published their Global Humanitarian Assistance report today, which finds that private donors reportedly gave US$398 million to the Syria crisis last year. This is a significant increase from US$114 million given to the same crisis the year before.

27 June 2016

Middle East countries push total international humanitarian assistance to a record US$28 billion

Today Development Initiatives published their Global Humanitarian Assistance report, which finds that Gulf donors have significantly increased their contributions of international humanitarian assistance, contributing to a record total of US$28 billion given last year.

27 June 2016

New research highlights Africa’s challenge of both protracted and forgotten humanitarian crises

New research by Development Initiatives finds that Ethiopia has been in the largest 10 recipients of humanitarian assistance every year for the last decade, and the Democratic Republic of Congo has featured as a main recipient for nine of the last 10 years – making these recurrent and protracted crises two of the most significant still ongoing today.

16 June 2016

Development Initiatives welcomes report of UN Secretary-General on the role of development cooperation in ending extreme poverty by 2030

This week saw the launch of the 2016 report of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on development cooperation, entitled ‘Trends and progress in international development cooperation’.