Five years on – How transparent is the EU’s aid?

This blog post originally appeared on BlogActiv.eu. If – as the UK Prime Minister David Cameron is finding out  – a week is a long time in politics, then five years can appear a lifetime when you don’t have the information you need. The European landscape...

Making humanitarian aid transparency a reality in 2016

On 17th January, the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing released its report Too important to fail – addressing the humanitarian financing gap in the lead up to the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) on 23-24 May in Istanbul. The panel makes the strongest...

Helping data users talk to each other

We are pleased to announce that Publish What You Fund is joining a new coalition aimed at joining up data standards. The Joined Up Data Alliance brings together experts in development cooperation, humanitarian relief, public contracting and natural resource governance...

5 Back-to-school essentials for EU development cooperation

For many of us working with the EU, September certainly feels like going “back to school” following an extended summer period when most EU institutions close down. But new European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker has been hard at work over the holidays putting...

Europe & the Open Government Partnership

We recently joined civil society networks and organisations worldwide in calling for the EU’s new leadership to commit to close engagement with – and eventual membership of – the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Since its launch in 2011, we...

5 takeaways from the first GPEDC meeting in Mexico

A few weeks ago we talked about our expectations for the first meeting of the Global Partnership on Development Effectiveness in Mexico on 14-15 April.  We wanted to see the Global Partnership demonstrating a genuine political will to be held accountable, address...

Our expectations in Mexico

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) will convene for its first high level meeting tomorrow in Mexico City. Established following the Fourth High Level Forum in Busan, South Korea in 2011, the Global Partnership aims to make development...