Two must reads this week

There’s a lot of great research published about development and I find it hard to keep up, as the pile of reading on my desk grows higher and higher. If you’re short on time this week (like me) then I recommend putting these two at the top of your pile – ONE’s DATA Report and Charles Kenny’s essay on the SDGs.

Transparency Camp & Chinese aid

Last week l  was in Washington D.C. to attend the Sunlight Foundation’s excellent Transparency Camp and present our plans for the 2013 Index. I also had a chance to meet with some of our campaign partners, mainly to put faces to email addresses but also to share notes...

Transparency in the DAC High Level Meeting

Last week, development ministers from the OECD and emerging economies met in London for the High Level Meeting of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Despite development successes over the past 20 years and the progress of many emerging economies, the...

Freedom of Information in the 2012 Aid Index

The 2012 Aid Transparency Index not only assesses what current aid information is published by donors – it also includes an assessment of the quality of a donor’s Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation. A robust and well-defined FOI policy is a key element to...