The organisation file: A veritable treasure trove!

How do I answer basic aid flow questions? Which donor is providing aid to a country and what is the future projection of that aid? More importantly, how does one put that aid data into the country context? Like me, many data users start with the OECD-DAC CRS data,...

Emerging donors = emerging transparency?

Saudi Arabia “is the number one donor for aid and development in Yemen”, according to Dr Abdullah al-Rabeeah, who runs the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS Relief). “We’re here to help.” What the impact of Saudi’s aid is, however, we can’t really...

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...