Publish What You Fund will launch the 2018 Aid Transparency Index on the morning of 20th June at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC.

This is the seventh full Index report, which this year will assess 45 of the largest donors of aid and development finance. The launch event will be livestreamed, so that those unable to join in person can watch the results and discussions unfold.

As well as assessing the performance of donors over the last year, the report and event will also look to the future challenges of aid and development work. Multiple and new funding streams are building a far more complex picture to the one faced by partner country governments, donors and civil society 10-years ago, when our campaign for aid transparency began.

Humanitarian actors, development finance institutions, trust funds managers and others have a growing role in the aid landscape. This makes transparency more critical now than ever before. Collectively, we must ensure that all aid and development information, whoever is producing it, is made available in a timely, detailed, open and comparable manner.

The event will be introduced by George Ingram, Senior Brookings Institution Fellow and Board Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund. Catherine Turner, Acting CEO of Publish What You Fund, will then present the results of the 2018 Index. Following this, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Paul O’Brien, Vice President of Policy and Campaigns at Oxfam America. The panelists will be:

Joel R. Charny, Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council USA

Kathryn Kaufman, Managing Director of Global Women’s Issues at Overseas Private Investment Committee (OPIC)

Tessie San Martin, President and CEO of Plan USA

Aaron Rosenberg, Chief for Public Affairs at the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

If you would like more information about the Index, please read our latest guest blog from Dr Catherine Weaver, who discusses the impact of the Index to date, based on her recent research paper.