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UK Select Committee report into aid spending

The International Development Select Committee has published a report looking at how the UK Government spends its international aid budget.

The…

Posted in International Aid Transparency Initiative, News, UK, World Bank | Posted by: Katie Welford
 

A first look at common standard implementation schedules

Thirty-five donor organisations and governments have so far released implementation schedules for the common standard on aid information, with at…

Posted in Australia, Blog, Canada, China, EC, France, Germany, International Aid Transparency Initiative, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, U.S., UK, World Bank | Posted by: Andrew Clarke
 

100th publisher to IATI

Today, UN Women became the 100th publisher to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). 

David Hall-Matthews, Director of Publish What You Fund, said:

“This is encouraging news….

Posted in EC, Featured, Germany, International Aid Transparency Initiative, New Zealand, News, NGOs, UK, World Bank | Posted by: Katie Welford
 

World Bank to publish contract details online

World Bank contracts will be available online as part of a global initiative to fight corruption and get governments to disclose…

Posted in Freedom of Information, News, Technology for Transparency, World Bank | Posted by: Katie Welford
 

New World Bank President confirms transparency commitment

In a letter to Publish What You Fund, the new World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, reaffirmed the Bank’s commitment to the…

Posted in Advocacy Letters, IATI, News, World Bank | Posted by: Katie Welford
 

OECD committed to aid transparency

Brian Atwood, Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), has confirmed the organisation’s strong commitment to the International Aid Transparency Initiative…

Posted in Events, Featured, International Aid Transparency Initiative, News, U.S., UK, World Bank | Posted by: Katie Welford
 

New Deal discussions at World Bank

Publish What You Fund will participate in a high-profile event being held at the World Bank Spring Meetings tomorrow.

The event…

Posted in Events, News, World Bank | Posted by: Katie Welford
 

The World Bank demands open data in Google mapping project

The World Bank has confirmed that it will not support the use of Google Map Maker for citizen-mapping efforts unless…

Posted in News, World Bank | Posted by: Katie Welford
 

World Bank launches new ‘Open Knowledge’ website

The World Bank today launched the Open Knowledge Repository (OKR), an open-access storehouse for its research and knowledge products.

The OKR…

Posted in News, World Bank | Posted by: Katie Welford
 

Concerns over World Bank-Google collaboration

Yesterday Owen Barder, Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development, expressed concern regarding the openness of the Google-World…

Posted in Data Visualisation, News, World Bank | Posted by: Katie Welford