Development Initiatives

The Investments to End Poverty programme looks at the impact of financial resources on reducing poverty. It provides independent, reliable, accessible data and information on resource flows and promotes the idea that all resources have a role to play in getting poverty to zero.

Development Initiatives

About the project

Development Initiatives commissioned Data Act Lab to create a dynamic, engaging website using multi-dimensional data visualization techniques that showcase Development Initiatives' work and the data and analysis in their Investments to End Poverty programme.

Data Act Lab built on Angular using only HTML, CSS and javascript and no proprietary components like flash or silverlight. This ensures the longlivety of the system and makes sure it can evolve seamlessly with the developement of the open standards of the web.

DI Website

Development Initatitives' interactive website presents the full results of DI's analysis and research alongside all the underlying data. It contains several interactive tools to map, rank and correlate data on poverty, vulnerability and financial resources to end poverty.


This 60 second video explains in short what the Development Data Hub is all about. What information it contains and how to use the visualization tools. 


Development Data Hub

The Development Data Hub is the most comprehensive source for financial resource flow data, alongside poverty, social and vulnerability indicators.

It combines an extensive data store with interactive visualisations enabling you to chart, map and compare poverty, vulnerability and financial resource flow data at the global, national and local level.!/data

Country profiles

Explore this in-depth profile of Tanzania to find out overall levels of poverty, income distribution, division of wealth and more at the national level. Discover how domestic and international resources are generated and on what it is being spent.!/country/tanzania

Spotlight on Uganda

Spotlight on Uganda is a comprehensive source of Uganda's financial resource flow data at the sub-national (district) level, alongside indicators on poverty, population, education, health, water, hygiene and sanitation. It highlights the geographical variance in sector performance and financial resources, and seeks to answer whether resources are allocated according to need.!/spotlight-on-uganda

Unbundling Aid

This tool allows you to track all aid to developing countries. It visualises who spends what and where, to whom the money is disbursed and in which form and through which channel. Comparing funding priorities for Official Development Assistance.!/post/unbundling-aid

Development Data Explorer

Are domestic public resources able to meet the needs of the poorest people? And how effectively are donors targeting the countries with the highest numbers of people in poverty and the least resources to address it? The development data explorer allows you to correlate and explore the data.!/post/oda-donor

Where are the poor?

This interactive tool allows you to explore three scenarios for future poverty levels both globally and by region up to 2030. The baseline scenario uses current forecasts for growth in consumption and current inequality levels. The best-case scenario shows what happens with more rapid growth that is shared more equally. By contrast, the worst-case scenario sees slower growth and increasing inequality.!/post/where-are-the-poor