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DI shares the belief that the world can end absolute poverty by 2030 – that is, everyone can be lifted above the global poverty line of $1.25 per day.
This goal was agreed by world leaders as long ago as 1995 at the World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen. It was powerfully reaffirmed in the report of the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and by the UN Secretary-General’s 2013 report, A Life of Dignity for All.
DI’s contribution to ending poverty and ensuring no one is left behind is focused on how information promotes change. We do this by undertaking programmatic work through Development Initiatives Poverty Research and also offer consultancy services through Development Initiatives International Ltd to achieve maximum impact through the effective use of data and information.
Information only leads to change if people can access, understand and apply it. Our mission is to enable evidence-based decisions that deliver more effective use of resources to end poverty. Our vision is the end of absolute poverty by 2030.