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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.

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).