What will it take for IATI to bear fruit?

This is a guest blog post by Taryn Davis, Senior Associate at the Development Gateway and part of the Initiative for Open Ag Funding. The original blog was posted on the Development Gateway site on February 13th. The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)...

Aid Transparency Index: update on the methodology review

Publish What You Fund’s 2016 Aid Transparency Index reported on the results by major donors to meet the commitments made in Busan in 2011, where donors promised to open up their aid information by December 2015. With this deadline now passed, our intention is to raise...

Aid transparency: a focus on major donors in Kenya

This blog post was written by our Research and Monitoring Manager Elise Dufief and our Research Assistant Nicholas Dorward.  This week, global leaders and major development cooperation stakeholders gathered in Nairobi for the second high-level meeting (HLM) of the...

More than Digits: Why location data matters

“A few million dollars is just a drop in the ocean,” said Muchiri Nyaggah, Executive Director of Kenyan think-tank Local Development Research Institute (LDRI), “but if you know exactly where and how it is needed then you can really achieve something.” Muchiri and I...

How can the new US administration make aid more effective?

This is a guest blog post by George Ingram, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Chair of the Friends of Publish What You Fund. The original blog was posted on the Brookings site on November 17th.  America has just come through a grueling, divisive election....

The Aid Transparency Index needs you!

Your chance to provide feedback on the methodology of the Aid Transparency Index Since October 2016, Publish What You Fund has been working with peer reviewers and a selected number of experts and independent partners across the globe to design an updated proposal for...

The case for gender data from Côte d’Ivoire

This guest blog was written by Rosemonde Apata, President of MAFUBO Côte d’Ivoire — a non-profit which works to ensure Ivorian women are financially independent, safe from violence and have access to decent housing, healthcare and education. Everyday thousands...

US aid transparency: Looking back but pressing forward

This blog post was written by George Ingram, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Board Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund.  Over the past decade aid transparency has moved from being a little-known concept to the norm. The value of making timely and...