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DI's Progress report 2019: Chapter 1

Introduction

In 2019 it was our priority to achieve progress on the quality, availability and use of data and evidence on poverty and resources, to enable better targeting of key resources to improve the poorest and most vulnerable people’s lives.

We focused on improving the quality of data on the poorest people to support government and civil society on the ground to deliver on the promise to leave no one behind. We interrogated the quality of financing being delivered through blended finance mechanisms and whether these investments are targeted at poverty.

We also explored with donors how their portfolios and ways of working can achieve progress in relation to the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding nexus to improve the way financing responds to need. Internally, we began a programme of transformation around our culture and the ways we work to increase communications across teams and locations, as well as prioritise the wellbeing of our staff.

This report unpacks this work and much more to showcase the progress we made in 2019 towards achieving our mission and vision.

Our mission

Our mission

Development Initiatives (DI) provides key actors with rigorous information to support better decisions, influence policy outcomes, increase accountability and strengthen the use of data to eradicate poverty.

Our vision

Our vision

A world without poverty, that invests in human security, and where everyone shares the benefits of opportunity and growth.