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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.

18 August 2015

Bristol-based international development organisation enters landmark three-year partnership with the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Korea

Development Initiatives (DI) is entering into a landmark partnership arrangement with the Government of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The partnership is kicked off with a major global conference in Seoul in November 2015 to bring global actors together to take stock of the implementation of the Busan Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.

6 August 2015

Development Initiatives appoints Martin Horwood as new Director of Engagement and Impact

Development Initiatives (DI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Horwood, former UK Member of Parliament for Cheltenham, as its new Director of Engagement and Impact.

13 July 2015

Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund launch new project to make data easier to compare and use

Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund today launched a new joint project aimed at improving the way that data can be shared and used.

18 June 2015

New research finds Middle East donors have risen in prominence in humanitarian financing efforts as Iraq and Syria push crisis levels to new high

The Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme of Development Initiatives has today published research showing that international humanitarian assistance has risen to a record US$24.5 billion in 2014.

21 May 2015

Severe underfunding and inadequate coverage of social protection in LDCs could pose a threat to the goal of ending poverty by 2030, finds new research

A report published today by the research organisation Development Initiatives shows the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) face an 88 per cent external finance gap to achieve the scale of social protection coverage needed to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030.

14 May 2015

Private donations fund a quarter of the world’s humanitarian assistance, and have a unique role to play alongside government funds, finds new research

Private humanitarian assistance has reached $5.4 billion according to the latest data – a quarter of total international humanitarian response, reveals a new study published today by the Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme of Development Initiatives.