We need to solve real-world problems in a joined up way

This blog post is written by Tom Orrell and Bill Anderson. About two-and-a-half years ago, Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund launched the Joined-Up Data Standards (JUDS) project, funded by the Omidyar Network. Our aim was to foster international...

US Data on Foreign Assistance: What to know and what to use

This blog is by Sally Paxton, US Representative and James Coe, Senior Advocacy Advisor We have recently launched a new project which will combine open aid data with in-country research to assess the impact of potential changes to the US foreign assistance budget. Our...

Better to be open about aid than fiddle the figures

Publish What You Fund gives a cautious welcome to agreement on foreign aid reform, but urges greater transparency so that aid can make a bigger difference The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) met this week in Paris to consider reforms to how foreign...

New project: US Foreign Assistance

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...

EVENT: From counting to accountability

From counting to accountability: unleashing the power of data to leave no one behind Date: Friday 13th October Time: 9:00am – 10:30am. Location: World Bank I building, as part of the annual Civil Society Policy Forum. This event is being organised by Save the Children...

The organisation file: A veritable treasure trove!

How do I answer basic aid flow questions? Which donor is providing aid to a country and what is the future projection of that aid? More importantly, how does one put that aid data into the country context? Like me, many data users start with the OECD-DAC CRS data,...