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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.