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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

16 June 2020

The merger of the UK’s Department for International Development into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: DI’s response

DI responds to the decision to merge the UK’s DFID into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and explains why it presents worrying times for the development sector and those in critical need of international cooperation.

4 June 2020

New Covid-19 funding data visualisation launched

Grand Bargain transparency workstream co-convenors, the World Bank Group and the Government of the Netherlands have today launched a new prototype tool to visualise the international response to the pandemic.

19 May 2020

DI joins international Leave No One Behind coalition

DI joins a coalition to give voice and agency to marginalised groups at risk of being overlooked in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2 April 2020

New IATI Humanitarian Data Portal launched

Grand Bargain transparency workstream co-convenors, the World Bank Group and the Government of the Netherlands have today launched a new online portal to support greater transparency of humanitarian assistance.The World Bank Group and the Netherlands today launched the IATI Humanitarian …
16 March 2020

A message on coronavirus from Development Initiatives

In these extraordinary times, DI is responding to the coronavirus pandemic in a number of ways to protect staff, those around us, and also ensure the important work we are doing in support of the most vulnerable people across the …