We envisage a world where aid and development information is transparent, available and used for effective decision-making, public accountability and lasting change for all citizens.
A case study of Alimatou Zongo, who works for the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Burkina Faso, on the need for detailed and reliable information.
A case study of Jorge A. Matine – Coordinator of the Public Finance programme, Centre for Public Integrity (CIP) and his work on transparency in Mozambique.
A case study of Paola Palacios, Transparencia Mexicana and her work to track the money pledged after the earthquake in Mexico
News Roundup – Measuring Impact Without Transparency, Six Ideas to Increase Data Use and some Interesting Reads
A fortnightly roundup of our latest blogs and good reads, including a guest blog on how we can increase the use of global aid data and reflections on the importance of transparency when considering the impact of development finance.
As Publish What You Fund and others in the aid transparency community turn their energies toward improving data use, Ruth Levine and Joseph Asunka of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation present six practical ideas that could speed up progress. These ideas could go a long way to increase the use of data by government officials, and the organisations and citizens working to hold their government officials accountable for results.
Next week is Private Finance for Sustainable Development Week – an annual OECD event that brings together the public and private sector to discuss new approaches in using private finance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Naturally the role of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) will be included in these discussions by virtue of the financial muscle they bring to the table. And as part of our ongoing work on DFI Transparency we’ll be there.
In this blog we question the value of increasing the focus on impact measurement if development objectives, results and lessons learned are not transparent.
Private Finance for Sustainable Development Week
15-18 January 2019
We will be attending this annual OECD event that brings together the public and private sector to discuss new approaches in using private finance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The “impact imperative” will be the main theme.