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  • Blog Post
  • 27 March 2020

What actions are required to mitigate the impacts of coronavirus on the poorest and most vulnerable people?

We highlight three key areas of action needed to provide an effective global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Development Initiatives (DI) is an international development organisation that focuses on putting data-driven decision-making at the heart of poverty eradication.

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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
25 March 2020

This global pandemic must be the impetus for a new era of international cooperation and financing for Global Public Goods

The coronavirus crisis highlights just how much the world needs a well-coordinated and well-resourced system of international public financing. Global Public Investment offers an ambitious approach towards pooling resources and knowledge.

Gail Hurley

Written by Gail Hurley

Fellow

Blog
20 March 2020

Lessons from coronavirus for the future of ‘aid’

How a coordinated and well-funded global response is needed to combat health crises.

Jonathan Glennie

Written by Jonathan Glennie

Senior Fellow, Joep Lange Institute

News
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 …
Report
19 March 2020

Gender-based violence and the nexus: global lessons from the Syria crisis response for financing, policy and practice

How the global response to GBV can be strengthened by the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. With lessons from the crisis in Syria. Written by Sarah Hanssen, with support from DI's Carina Chicet

Background paper
10 March 2020

Multi-year humanitarian funding: Global baselines and trends

A comprehensive breakdown of multi-year humanitarian funding, looking at long-term trends in donors, recipients and earmarking. Are Grand Bargain recommendations being met?

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.

Report
27 March 2020

Digital civil registration and legal identity systems: A joined-up approach to leave no one behind

An overview of trends in civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS). To deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how can we ensure everyone is counted?

Factsheet
16 March 2020

Food poverty: global, regional and national

This factsheet explains what food poverty is and how it’s measured, as well as unpacking the latest trends at the global, regional and national levels.

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.