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5 December 2023

Our news from COP28: A round-up from Development Initiatives

DI's Mariam Ibrahim shares the news and reactions from COP28, as well as more on the presentations and resources we've shared to help build climate data ecosystems that are comprehensive, coordinated, sustainable, nationally led and people centred.

22 November 2023

DI's response to the new FCDO white paper on international development

Development Initiatives welcomes the new government white paper on international development and stresses the importance of providing new and additional financing in the coming years to reduce the impacts of poverty and climate change and ensure no one is left behind.

17 May 2023

Development Initiatives to step down after highly successful period as Global Nutrition Report Host

After five highly successful years as Host of the Global Nutrition Report (GNR), in April 2023 Development Initiatives (DI) will step down from the role to focus on its new organisational strategy.

25 April 2023

UNDP and UNOPS appointed as hosts of the International Aid Transparency Initiative

DI remains a member of IATI and is focusing its efforts on using and promoting the critical real-time data that IATI is uniquely helping bring to the fore.

27 September 2022

Development Initiatives appoints Adrian Lovett as new CEO

Development Initiatives has appointed Adrian Lovett to lead the organisation as its new CEO.Adrian Lovett is a skilled and respected leader with over two decades’ experience working in international development and advocacy, focusing on evidence-based policy change at global, regional …
13 July 2022

Board announcement: CEO departure

Development Initiatives’ CEO Harpinder Collacott will be leaving after 10 years of service to join Mercy Corps as their Europe Executive Director.

17 May 2022

DI’s response to the UK’s new International Development Strategy

DI responds to the UK's International Development Strategy and outlines some welcome priorities alongside areas of concern.

24 March 2022

UK International Development Strategy: joint open letter to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

Alongside more than 200 British NGOs, DI expresses deep concern regarding possible cuts to UK official development assistance.

25 January 2022

Development Initiatives hires Chief Operating Officer and new East Africa Director

Development Initiatives has leapt into 2022 with two new senior appointments.