Accessing Aid Information through the User’s Lens

This is a joint blog by Publish What You Fund Senior Advocacy Adviser James Coe, and US Representative Sally Paxton. In the aid transparency arena, one of the most frequently raised issues concerns data use. Why has there not been more uptake of data from the myriad...

DFI Transparency-getting into the detail

“Transparency matters. It helps ensure that government money is being used fairly and efficiently, not for private gain at public expense. And it reassures citizens and the private sector alike that this is the case. Development finance is too scarce and too valuable...

Our Top Four Takeaways from the UN World Data Forum

This past week, I was lucky enough to attend the United Nations World Data Forum in Dubai. While this is only the second World Data Forum to be held, the first in Cape Town in 2017, the importance of good quality, open data to the success of the Sustainable...

A Future Strategy for Aid Transparency

By Giles Bolton, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Publish What You Fund, and Gary Forster, Chief Executive Officer, Publish What You Fund   “We have found a lack of information from the government in their response. The databases we are looking at don’t match....

Chinese Aid – Competition or Colonialism?

China has repeatedly come under fire for its aid and development practices. “Negative impact”, “roll[ing] back transparency” and “unsustainable debt” are some of the terms used to describe Chinese foreign assistance by Jim Richardson, coordinator of...