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9 June 2015

Launch of Badili – an online resource for the data revolution in Africa

Badili is the Swahili for ‘change’. The initiative aims to facilitate sharing of relevant information, lessons and projects from the national, regional and global level, and help people track progress on the data revolution in Africa.

21 May 2015

Severe underfunding and inadequate coverage of social protection in LDCs could pose a threat to the goal of ending poverty by 2030, finds new research

A report published today by the research organisation Development Initiatives shows the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) face an 88 per cent external finance gap to achieve the scale of social protection coverage needed to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030.

14 May 2015

Private donations fund a quarter of the world’s humanitarian assistance, and have a unique role to play alongside government funds, finds new research

Private humanitarian assistance has reached $5.4 billion according to the latest data – a quarter of total international humanitarian response, reveals a new study published today by the Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme of Development Initiatives.

13 May 2015

Development Initiatives appoints new Executive Director

Harpinder Collacott has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Development Initiatives’ (DI) not-for profit arm, Development Initiatives Poverty Research (DIPR), and will take on the role from August 2015.

27 April 2015

Nepal Earthquake – update

The news of the devastating earthquake in Nepal and the impact of its aftershocks this weekend are of great concern to everyone at Development Initiatives. The reports of rising death tolls are extremely worrying as the impact of the disaster becomes increasing clear.

16 April 2015

Launch of the Development Data Hub

The Development Data Hub is the most comprehensive online resource for financial and resource flow data alongside poverty, social and vulnerability indicators. Turning complex data around poverty and resource flows into easy to understand robust information and evidence about what is really going on.

16 April 2015

DI to join new Advisory Group for Global Partnership

We are pleased to announce that Dan Coppard, our Director of Analysis, Research and Evidence, has been invited to join a new Advisory Group established by the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) to review its global monitoring framework.

13 April 2015

Expert round table forum on East Africa Community position on Sustainable Development Goals

Development Initiatives (DI)’s Africa Hub in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)’s Kenya Office held a round table forum (RTF) to discuss the East Africa Community (EAC) position on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The RTF was held on 7 April 2015.

10 April 2015

African leaders take hold of the Data Revolution

African ministers of finance, planning and economic development have adopted a bold vision for revolutionising the use of data across the African continent.