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Final ODA data for 2018

DI presents analysis of the final ODA data for 2018. Our factsheet shows how much was given and in what form, as well as a breakdown of recipient countries and sectors, and the share of aid going to projects focused on climate or gender.

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We work at global, regional, national and subnational levels, with staff across the world. In addition to our significant portfolio of grant funded work, we offer consultancy services to clients who share our aims and values.

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Featured work

Blog
4 February 2020

As development practitioners, we need to improve vital coherence with humanitarian and peace actors

The ‘triple nexus’ is a shared responsibility between development, humanitarian and peace actors – Amy Dodd considers the steps needed to move from discussion to increased action.

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Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

Factsheet
23 December 2019

Poverty trends: global, regional and national

Poverty is complex and it can be described and measured in a variety of ways. In this factsheet we unpack some of the key terminology alongside the latest trends in poverty at the global, regional and national levels.

Report
11 December 2019

Key questions and considerations for donors at the triple nexus: lessons from UK and Sweden

Reducing the incidences, severity and impacts of crises demands a concerted, multi-faceted approach. This report synthesises DI’s research into how the UK and Sweden work at the ‘nexus’ between emergency response and longer-term approaches, drawing out observations, notable practices, and key questions and considerations for all donors.

Report
30 September 2019

The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2019

This year’s report contains detailed analysis of the international financing at work in crisis-affected contexts. Navigating the increasingly complex and changing financing landscape, the report includes new analysis of the wide range of resources going to recurrent and protracted crisis response countries.

Blog
18 December 2019

Peace in the triple nexus: what challenges do donors face?

How does 'peace' fit in the humanitarian nexus? Sarah Dalrymple and Angus Urquhart identify and clarify four key questions

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Written by Sarah Dalrymple

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

Background paper
7 May 2019

What do emerging trends in development finance mean for crisis actors?

DI's webinar ‘What do emerging trends in development finance mean for crisis actors?’ gives crisis actors key information on development finance to better understand what it means for them.

Report
2 December 2019

Field perspectives on multi-year humanitarian funding and planning: How theory has translated into practice in Jordan and Lebanon

Important evidence on the reality of predictable and flexible multi-year humanitarian funding in the contexts of Jordan and Lebanon, with recommendations for the global Grand Bargain workstream on enhanced quality of funding.

Discussion paper
11 October 2019

Measuring the state of civil registration and legal identity

In this paper we propose an efficient new system to monitor digital civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) and legal identity systems.

Discussion paper
13 December 2018

Filling the gaps in current global poverty data estimates

This paper explores new methodologies for producing global poverty data estimates for places where there are gaps in the World Bank’s PovcalNet database.