Goodbye & good luck!

Many of you will have heard the news of my recent departure from Publish What You Fund, and are hopefully spreading the word of the team’s search for a new Chief Executive. So I wanted to take the chance to use this last blog as an opportunity for reflection. When I...

Open aid and the road to 2015

This article was first published on the Global Partnership’s Effective Development Co-operation Blog: http://devcooperation.org   The world’s largest and most influential providers of aid reaffirmed their commitment to transparency this year. A high-level panel...

G8: Triumph for transparency

You may not have noticed from the headlines, but the G8 Summit was a real triumph for transparency. It was a brave and ambitious thing to put on the agenda, because it is not an easy issue to negotiate on. When it comes to the details, hundreds of different interests...

A memo to the G8: Time to deliver on aid transparency

This is a joint post with Judith Randel, Executive Director of Development Initiatives, originally posted in Devex. Last Saturday, the United Kingdom hosted a G-8 session specifically on Trade, Tax and Transparency — billed as the ‘3Ts’ event. This event highlighted...

What does 2013 hold for aid transparency?

Trying to predict the future is a mug’s game. No one can tell what events will overtake their best laid plans. But as the New Year gets into full swing, plenty of people are doing it anyway – and not (only) because there are a lot of mugs about. If you are a...