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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.

17 November 2015

Development Initiatives endorses the international Open Data Charter

Development Initiatives is pleased to announce official endorsement for the international Open Data Charter. Promoting openness is a critical element of driving more effective development decision making, and the international Open Data Charter process presents a major opportunity to realise the potential of open data as a key driver of sustainable development.

13 October 2015

Groundbreaking new tool lets Ugandans see the numbers on resources, poverty, education and health at national and district level

Today Development Initiatives (DI), an international development organisation specialising in data, launched a new online tool called Spotlight on Uganda.

29 September 2015

Development Initiatives welcomes UK Prime Minister’s commitment to ensure global promise to Leave No One Behind

In response to the UK Prime Minister’s statement made yesterday on the new global goals to end poverty, Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director at Development Initiatives welcomes the Prime Minister’s commitment to ensuring the global promise to ‘Leave No One Behind’ is kept.

24 September 2015

A significant change in trajectory is needed for many countries to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, finds new research

Many of the world’s poorest countries need a significant change in their poverty reduction trajectory to see an end to extreme poverty by 2030 according to the report Investments to End Poverty published today by the international development organisation, Development Initiatives.