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...

The Nairobi Outcome Document – a cautious welcome

Aid and development is not just about how much you spend, it’s the way that you spend it. Publish What You Fund has campaigned for transparent, effective aid since the ‘Accra Agenda’ was agreed in 2008. In 2011, donors committed to publish timely, comprehensive and...

Francophone aid transparency at the OGP

Our Research and Monitoring Manager Elise Dufief will moderate a roundtable discussion at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) meetings taking place in Paris from 7-9 December. It has been organised by Publish What You Fund in partnership with Development Gateway and...

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...

More than Digits: Why location data matters

“A few million dollars is just a drop in the ocean,” said Muchiri Nyaggah, Executive Director of Kenyan think-tank Local Development Research Institute (LDRI), “but if you know exactly where and how it is needed then you can really achieve something.” Muchiri and I...

How can the new US administration make aid more effective?

This 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 on November 17th.  America has just come through a grueling, divisive election....