A fortnightly roundup of our latest blogs and good reads, including a guest blog on how we can increase the use of global aid data and reflections on the importance of transparency when considering the impact of development finance.
As Publish What You Fund and others in the aid transparency community turn their energies toward improving data use, Ruth Levine and Joseph Asunka of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation present six practical ideas that could speed up progress. These ideas could go a long way to increase the use of data by government officials, and the organisations and citizens working to hold their government officials accountable for results.
Next week is Private Finance for Sustainable Development Week – an annual OECD event that brings together the public and private sector to discuss new approaches in using private finance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Naturally the role of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) will be included in these discussions by virtue of the financial muscle they bring to the table. And as part of our ongoing work on DFI Transparency we’ll be there.
In this blog we question the value of increasing the focus on impact measurement if development objectives, results and lessons learned are not transparent.
A case study of Alimatou Zongo, who works for the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Burkina Faso, on the need for detailed and reliable information.
Our fortnightly news round up, including a year in blogs, a look at the transparency of the new US DFI, a chance to catch up on our webinar and news from the sector.
It’s been a busy year at Publish What You Fund. As is traditional at this time of year, we’ve been reflecting on what we’ve achieved and what we need to do next. Here’s our quick roundup of what the team has been up to – from the influential Aid Transparency Index, and on the ground research into aid flows in Liberia and Cambodia, to developing new tools to increase access to aid and development data.
The new US Development Finance Corporation provides a rare opportunity to set up an agency from the beginning. We can learn from other development finance institutions (DFIs) as to what worked and what did not. This is an opportunity to reach higher, to innovate more, and to truly set a gold standard for transparency.
How do we balance supply and demand? We have a dilemma. How do we balance the supply of a functioning, usable aid transparency architecture with the growing demands of the numerous and increasingly competent users. How can we all ensure existing users receive the...
The aid transparency community has a decision to make. All at once we need to raise awareness of the presence of huge volumes of aid and development finance information, and at the same time support new and existing users when they have challenges accessing it. In...
Last week more than 150 aid transparency professionals met in Kathmandu at the IATI Technical Advisory Group meeting. Traditionally this meeting was a space for discussing the more technical aspects of the underlying infrastructure that supports the global aid...