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11 June 2019

Is tackling global malnutrition still a top priority for the UK?

This detailed report from Development Initiatives looks art whether DFID is meeting its commitments and tackling global malnutrition

Written by Jordan Beecher

Senior Analyst

10 October 2018

Is using ODA for blending a good use of scarce concessional resources?

Blended finance is dominating international development financing discourse. This blog breaks down the possibilities and limits to this financial resource.

Written by Cecilia Caio

Senior Analyst

18 September 2018

A missed opportunity to improve UK aid

The UK government has released a response to the IDC report, which points to a lack of development focus in UK departments and poor progress on transparency

Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

5 June 2018

Significant reforms are needed for UK aid spending to remain transparent and poverty focused

Today the UK Parliament’s International Development Committee published a report following its inquiry into the definition and administration of ODA.

Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

21 May 2018

Leaving no one behind: The vital role of development cooperation

Judith Randel from Development Initiatives discusses the vital role of development cooperation in achieving Agenda 2030 and leaving no one behind.

Written by Judith Randel


18 May 2018

The latest trends in UK aid spending on nutrition

This data blog analyses the latest spending trends by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in regards to aid spending in nutrition.

Written by Jordan Beecher

Senior Analyst

14 February 2018

ODA for domestic resource mobilisation is on track to meet commitments, but is this enough?

This report discusses how official development assistance (ODA) is set to meet targets, but questions how far it responding to nationally identified needs.

Written by Dan Walton

Senior Analyst

25 September 2017

New private sector instruments seen by stakeholders as the most important change to ODA

Key questions and discussions from DI's webinar unpacking the modernisation of official development assistance

Guest author

Written by Cordelia Lonsdale