USAID can take transparency to the next level

USThis 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. It is an anxious time. The development community is fraught over a complex...

An uneasy European consensus for development

This week in Brussels, the European Union (EU) institutions proudly launched a new ‘Consensus for Development’ that will shape their development policy for the next ten years. The European Union and its member states collectively account for just over half of global...

What are the principles of joined-up data?

This post was written by Tom Orrell with contributions from Beata Lisowska. It was originally published on the Open Data Watch blog here At the Friday Seminar that preceded this year’s UN Statistical Commission (UNSC), Open Data Watch’s Eric Swanson asked me a...

Locating the geodata – an IATI experiment

This blog post was written by James Coe of Publish What You Fund and Nick Hamlin from Global Giving as part of the Initiative for Open Ag Funding. It was initially published on InterAction’s website here.    Using Project Documents to Simplify Location Data...

Transparency and development data in Tanzania

Next week experts, civil society and donors will gather in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to attend the 2017 International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting. The purpose of the four day event is to discuss pressing issues surrounding...

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...