Redesign Data: Dueling dashboards

This blog was co-written by our US Representative Sally Paxton and George Ingram, Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund. It was originally published on the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) blog as part of their Redesign Data series.  The potential...

Applause for USAID

When the US made the important commitment to aid transparency in Busan in 2011, it was applauded as a significant step toward more effective, evidence-based foreign assistance. The transparency road has been a bit bumpy, but some recent work by USAID in Bangladesh...

Rule Number One: Don’t Reinvent the Transparency Wheel.

This week the U.S. – the world’s single largest bilateral donor – will join other governments for meetings at the UN to consider the draft of the expected outcome document ahead of the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) in Addis Ababa...

Four ways for the U.S. to start a transparent 2014

Its mid-January – past the time to make (and break!) any new year’s resolutions, but still time to reflect on last year and assess the year ahead. One thing is crystal clear: 2014 is a critical year for the U.S. if it is to meet its commitments on aid transparency. In...