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Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2022
The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2022 provides a critical overview of the crisis financing landscape. Development Initiatives finds that total funding has plateaued despite historically high demand.
FCDO’s aid spending for nutrition: 2020
Building on previous assessments, this report presents detailed information on the United Kingdom (UK) Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)’s aid spending to improve nutrition, including assessing progress against its historic commitments.
Inequality: Good with data, episode 1
In this episode we discuss inequality; the focus of SDG 10 and an issue that has risen up the international development agenda in recent years. But it’s one thing to acknowledge the problem, and quite another to know what to do about it.
Strengthening national data ecosystems to leave no one behind: Good with data, episode 2
In this episode we discuss national data ecosystems, and why they are key to fostering a strong culture of data use to improve development policies and programmes that leave no one behind.
Crisis, fragility and risk: Good with data, episode 3
In this episode, we discuss how data about risk can support efforts to leave no one behind in uncertain times and in fragile places.
Gender inequality: Good with data, episode 4
In this bonus episode we explore gender inequality and the data and analysis needed to ensure that no women and girls are left behind.
Chinese lending to East Africa: What the numbers tell us
DI identifies key trends in Chinese lending to East Africa from 2015–2020 and examines China's rising influence in the region using SAIS-CARI and OECD data.
The food insecurity gap and protracted humanitarian crisis
Acute food insecurity is on the rise due to concurrent humanitarian crises. Understanding this relationship is key to effective targeting of assistance.
The Ukraine crisis and diverted aid: What we know so far
DI analyses emerging data on humanitarian and aid funding in 2022, finding that while Ukraine has received unprecedented funding, other crises are behind previous years