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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’.

19 May 2016

International humanitarian assistance in 2015 reached a record total of US$28bn

Development Initiatives has today released figures based on new data that show total international humanitarian assistance given last year reached a record amount of US$28bn.

11 May 2016

Development Initiatives welcomes the International Development Committee’s call for increased reporting to the IATI Standard

Development Initiatives (DI) has welcomed the report, particularly its call for DFID to use its leadership role to encourage other humanitarian actors to publish to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Standard. DI provides the technical support to IATI, which aims to make information about aid spending easier to access, understand and use.

28 April 2016

Momodou Touray appointed as DI’s new Poverty Research Director

Momodou leads DI’s new thematic area measuring the progress of people out of poverty, which seeks to drive commitments and much-needed investment towards improving poverty data.

13 April 2016

Donors gave a record amount of aid for hosting refugees in 2015 while also increasing spending elsewhere

New data was released today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) on global aid spending.

1 March 2016

New report shows some of the world’s most fragile countries are missing out on aid designed to help conflict-affected states

A new report by the international development organisation Development Initiatives has found there are several fragile states that are not being prioritised for vital funds to help with conflict prevention and resolution, peace and security.