News and Insights

Keep the pulse on the Institute. I4DI regularly shares insights from our current projects, the latest news from the development industry, our take on global trends, and updates from HQ.

News and Insights

Keep the pulse on the Institute. I4DI regularly shares insights from our current projects, the latest news from the development industry, our take on global trends, and updates from HQ.

COVID-19 Weekly Watch POLICY EDITION: September 7 – September 14

Since the start of the pandemic, countries around the world enacted response policies with varying degrees of stringency. While Argentina, for example, rapidly instituted a strict lockdown in alignment with the World Health Organization’s recommendations, the autocratic ruler of Belarus denied the mere existence of the virus and never imposed any restrictions at all. As expected, the curve of case counts in both countries are reflective of these policy decisions.

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COVID-19 Weekly Watch - August 31 I4DI focus on COVID-19 casualties and New York

COVID-19 Weekly Watch: August 24 – August 30th 

By Ali Shafi This week’s I4DI COVID-19 Weekly Watch showcases the continuous downward trend of daily cases and explores factors contributing to disease spread and mortality during the pandemic in the United States. With a particular focus on mortality and survival rates,  this edition casts the main spotlight on New

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COVID-19 Weekly Watch - August 24 I4DI

COVID-19 Weekly Watch: August 17-August 24

As daily case numbers fall, the United States finds itself on the downside of our second national hump of the coronavirus pandemic. While experts insist we are still in the first wave, the decline in cases is further proof that we will be able to beat this virus as long

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Covid-19 weekly watch -School reopening in the United States - plans by State as of August 16, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Watch KIDS edition

With schools reopening this month and next, student and teacher health and safety is at the center of public debate. While most data shows that COVID-19 in children manifests in mild or no symptoms, young ones can still be the cause of superspreading events, transmitting the virus en masse to

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Covid-19 weekly watch - Testing infographic August 10

COVID-19 Weekly Watch TESTING EDITION: August 3-August 10

This week, the United States surpassed 5 million cumulative cases of COVID-19. In light of this grim milestone, I4DI decided to take a closer look at the oft-cited, oft-misunderstood testing statistics to find out where the United States stands as compared with the rest of the world. Although at first

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EVAL-ME II IDIQ Prime contract was awarded by USAID to I4DI

I4DI is an EVAL ME II Prime Contract Awardee

The Institute for Development Impact (I4DI) is pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded a prime contract for the Evaluation, Monitoring, and Learning Services (EVAL-ME II) IDIQ through USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning’s (PPL) Office of Learning, Evaluation, and Research (LER). Through this IDIQ, I4DI will

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Covid-19 weekly watch - infographic August 3

COVID-19 Weekly Watch: July 26-August 2

This week, we share the second infographic of the COVID-19 series. As compared to last week, changes in case numbers have been alarming. Most significantly, last week 1 in 78 Americans had tested positive for COVID-19. This week, 1 in 70 Americans. With virus cases still on the rise, this

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Covid-19 in the USA – Weekly watch

As the pandemic draws on and the numbers grow, many people are feeling fatigue from COVID-19 statistics. Often, the magnitude or severity of the case count in a particular region is difficult to grasp without proper context. In looking to make these overwhelming numbers more digestible, I4DI is starting a

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COVID-19 Weekly Watch: July 19-July 26

As the pandemic draws on and the numbers grow, many people are feeling fatigue from COVID-19 statistics. Often, the magnitude or severity of the case count in a particular region is difficult to grasp without proper context. In looking to make these overwhelming numbers more digestible, I4DI is starting a

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Project Launch: Data for Social Change

The Institute for Development Impact (I4DI) is launching a historical archive/research project to document the tangible results of the global protests and racial justice activism in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Our objective is to collate national and subnational data regarding public policy changes, announced reforms and

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