Aid transparency in 2015: The clock is ticking

It’s six months since we launched the 2014 Aid Transparency Index. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of donors that have been in touch to find out how they can improve the quality of the information they publish (and of course move a few notches up  the...

Reflections on the Annual GPEDC Workshop in Seoul, Korea

Last week well over 100 participants convened in Seoul for the Annual Workshop of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation organised by the Korean government. The main objectives of the workshop were to take stock of the implementation of the Busan...

PEFA is changing and donors are being let off the hook.

Consultations on the revised framework for Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) ended last Friday. For those unfamiliar with PEFA, it’s a performance measurement framework for public financial management. It assesses whether a country has the tools...

4 ways IATI could make MapAfrica stronger

At the African Development Bank (AfDB) annual meetings this week in Kigali, the bank launched a new online platform to map out its investments across Africa. As we’ve said elsewhere, Publish What You Fund is pleased to see such a strong, on-going commitment to...

Aid transparency at Open Development Camp

Last week, I attended the Open Development Camp, a two day conference to explore open data, innovative technology and new ways of working can help create a better world. The conference had a great turnout, with an eclectic mix of organisations attending – all...

A new approach to donor selection

Every year we produce an Aid Transparency Index in order to assess the state of aid transparency among the world’s major donors. And every year we are faced with the question of which organisations to include. In previous years organisations were selected on the basis...

Changes to the 2013 Aid Transparency Index

Earlier this month we started data collection for the 2013 Aid Transparency Index. As the Index is our most important advocacy tool, it needs to evolve and keep up with the changes to the wider transparency and aid effectiveness environment. So, this year we are...