Development Initiatives (DI) is an independent international development organization that focuses on the role of data in driving poverty eradication and sustainable development. 

Since DI began in 1993 our expertise and passions have been rooted in the role data can play. We are focused on getting better data on poverty and vulnerability so we know where need is greatest and whether efforts are working. We are dedicated to improving information about resources so that they can be targeted effectively. And we want to help others use data to improve decision-making and drive better results.

Our vision is a world without poverty that invests in human security and where everyone shares the benefits of opportunity and growth.


Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

The P20i is a project focused on how the post-2015 goals and the data revolution deliver for people in the poorest 20% globally. It will focus attention on data that tracks progress for the people in the poorest 20%; monitor and explain current availability and use of data to ensure that no one is left behind; and signpost progress on how data disaggregated by Quintile, Gender, Age, and Disability.


Initiatives in Development Initiatives


Leave No One Behind Data Collaborative

Looking for Partners | Resources Available
Strengthening disaggregated data to help ensure that groups traditionally marginalized from development progress, are included.

Interoperability Data Collaborative

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
Working to enhance interoperability of systems related to data and the SDGs.

Inclusive Data Charter

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Inclusive Data Charter was developed to mobilize political commitments and meaningful actions to deepen data disaggregation.

This Partner Works to Achieve These SDGs