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DI's Progress report 2019: Chapter 3

The year at a glance

23 February

DI supports Nepal’s first Women in Data Conference

Nepal’s inaugural Women in Data conference took place in February with support from DI. The one-day conference brought together an inspiring cast of female speakers, influential panellists, data professionals and aspiring young women to discuss how best to further advance female inclusion in this growing specialism.

1 May

DI convenes first webinar on the triple nexus

In May, we brought together around 80 policymakers, practitioners and researchers in the first of a series of webinars focused on the triple nexus. This webinar provided actors working in fragile and crisis contexts with information on development financing processes, structures and trends.

4 June

Kenyan Government adopts pro-poor budget recommendations

In June the Kenyan Government amended its budget estimates to include greater spending on a number of pro-poor programmes. The changes came following a joint submission from DI and our non-state budget analysis partners advocating for greater allocations to social protection programmes.

30 September

New humanitarian analysis helps donors to meet key commitments

At the end of 2019 we informed the decision-making of major donors through the 16th edition of our flagship Global Humanitarian Assistance report. Unique data collection and analysis in the report helped to drive action on key commitments including the Grand Bargain.

14 October

DI advocates for new approach to civil registration in Africa

The Fifth Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration in Zambia was convened in October, and this was a key opportunity for DI to advocate for a new approach to civil registration and vital statistics in Africa.

October

Global Nutrition Report’s new Country Nutrition Profiles launched

In October DI transformed the Global Nutrition Report’s (GNR) online Country Nutrition Profiles, which were launched at the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Global Gathering. They provide information on the state of nutrition globally, regionally, and in every country. A range of new data, improved disaggregation and new interactive features were added to help users explore the data with ease.

November

DI hosts high-level meetings in Benin on leave no one behind

With support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the government of Benin and the Maison de la Société Civile we convened government ministers, CSOs and academics for two days of discussion around data to leave no one behind.

December

DI helps WaterAid understand WASH financing in Nigeria

At the end of 2019 WaterAid published a report powered by DI research which outlined how Nigeria could deliver President Muhammadu Buhari’s national action plan to revitalise the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.

5 December

DI launches new website

Our new website, launched at the end of 2019, brings our work to life, shining a light on the impact we are making through our key projects. We transformed our publications into digital formats to make them more accessible, and developed new pages for our in-country work in Kenya, Nepal and Uganda to demonstrate the impact we are having in our focus countries.