South West England
Over 1 billion people live in absolute poverty, 500 million chronically poor people lack choice and control in their lives and 300 million are vulnerable to humanitarian crisis- all despite the fact that enough resources exist to prevent these things happening. For over 20 years, we have worked towards ending poverty. We conduct and compile statistical analysis, evaluative data and research but crucially consider how these can be applied to strategy, policy and practice. It is this preference for using information, not simply gathering or creating knowledge, which sees us occupy a unique space between Non-Governmental Organisations, academic institutions, government and the private sector. DI is actually composed of two entities; a private consultancy firm called DI International Ltd (DII) and a not-for-profit enterprise called Development Initiatives Poverty Research Ltd (DIPR). This model allows us to be agile and flexible in our approach to drive change and achieve our vision: ending poverty by 2030.