A midterm evaluation. The other midterm, that is.

If you follow U.S. politics or even if you’ve managed to stay away from it, you may have heard the word “midterm” a lot in the last few weeks. It was big news from the West to the East coast, for Republicans and for Democrats and for the winners and losers. We...

The way forward for U.S. foreign aid

In a recent report, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) outlines an agenda for reform, for change, and (hopefully) for a better way for the U.S. to do development. The message of the paper, called “The Way Forward”, is clear: the U.S. must deliver on...

Mismanaged aid: From an empty building to broken systems

The aid transparency movement has helped stakeholders in donor and partner countries to move from asking ‘why does aid transparency matter and to whom?’ to ‘what are the risks when there is limited aid information and who suffers from it?’. Two recent articles explain...

Wrapping up the first blog series- and more to come!

Over the past few months Publish What You Fund along with some of its partners have been working on a series of blogs to explore Aid Transparency from different perspectives and for different uses. The series of blogs kicked off in March with a blog from Paul O’Brien...

Aid transparency and the U.S. Congress

On June 24th Publish What You Fund and the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network organized an event on Capitol Hill to discuss aid transparency and the International Aid Transparency Initiative. Kindly hosted by the co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Effective...

Updates to the U.S. Dashboard

There were two updates to the U.S. Foreign Assistance Dashboard last week: obligation and expenditure data for USAID and MCC for FY 2013. While we continue to applaud the agencies making these crucial first steps in increasing the aid transparency, the quality of this...

Aid Transparency Wish List to the U.S. Administration

Last week, all eyes were on America as Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States. This week, focus is shifting to the Administration’s priorities for the next four years. At Publish What You Fund, we decided to draft our own Aid Transparency...