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22 April 2021

DI’s response to Raab’s statement on aid cuts

The impact of cuts will be felt now and into the future, and the lack of transparency seriously impedes effective aid spending

14 April 2021

DI’s response to the DAC 2020 aid spending release

DI highlights promising action from key donors but a concerning lack of focus on the poorest countries, according to new aid spending figures from the DAC

17 March 2021

DI’s response to the UK government Integrated Review

Development Initiatives’ (DI’s) Harpinder Collacott sets out concerns about the new UK integrated review’s lack of focus on inequality and the poorest people globally.

5 March 2021

Development Initiatives (DI) joins Crack the Crises coalition

DI has joined more than fifty other organisations in a new coalition to address the triple global crisis of Covid, injustice and climate change.

23 February 2021

DI appoints Sue Wardell CBE as Board Chair

Development Initiatives is pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Wardell CBE as Chair of our Board of Directors.

5 January 2021

DI signs Time to Change Employer Pledge

Development Initiatives has signed a pledge to improve awareness of and support for mental health issues among staff.

25 November 2020

UK suspends 0.7% GNI commitment to aid: DI's response

DI responds to the UK government's announcement that it is suspending its commitment to allocate 0.7% of GNI for foreign aid, reducing it to 0.5% of GNI in 2021.

17 November 2020

UK aid budget under threat again

Development Initiatives' Executive Director Harpinder Collacott responds to media speculation that the UK may reduce aid spending down from 0.7% of GNI.

22 July 2020

Cuts in UK aid must not hit the poorest

DI responds to the announcement that UK aid is to be cut by £2.9 billion this year.