Publish What You Fund is excited to announce a new project that will interrogate open aid data – including that published to IATI – in order to assess the impact of potential changes to US foreign assistance.

The project will combine a deep-dive into the data and research in partner countries. The findings will be fed into the FY19 congressional budget debates through our strong network of US partners.

A key outcome will be to actively demonstrate how better data on foreign assistance can be used to improve decision making. A set of recommendations on how the US might further improve its aid transparency will be produced.

We are grateful to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for funding this work to make sure open data is both useful and used by governments, partner countries and civil society.

Keep up to date with the new project page here as it develops.