Accessing Aid Information through the User’s Lens

This is a joint blog by Publish What You Fund Senior Advocacy Adviser James Coe, and US Representative Sally Paxton. In the aid transparency arena, one of the most frequently raised issues concerns data use. Why has there not been more uptake of data from the myriad...

News Roundup – DFI Transparency: Getting into the detail

DFI Transparency-getting into the detail In this blog, our CEO Gary Forster outlines the reasons for launching our new Development Finance Institutions transparency initiative. With the changing nature of the aid and development landscape, DFIs are playing a more...

DFI Transparency-getting into the detail

“Transparency matters. It helps ensure that government money is being used fairly and efficiently, not for private gain at public expense. And it reassures citizens and the private sector alike that this is the case. Development finance is too scarce and too valuable...

Event: IATI Technical Advisory Group (TAG) 2018

13 – 15 November 2018 Kathmandu, Nepal The annual TAG meeting brings together technical experts, open data advocates, IATI data publishers and users from around the world. Several members of the Publish What You Fund team will be attending, and we will be...

Our Top Four Takeaways from the UN World Data Forum

This past week, I was lucky enough to attend the United Nations World Data Forum in Dubai. While this is only the second World Data Forum to be held, the first in Cape Town in 2017, the importance of good quality, open data to the success of the Sustainable...

Vacancy: Research Manager

Central London, £37-40k, depending on experience  Talented researcher and project manager needed for global advocacy organisation. Are you an experienced researcher with a passion for aid transparency? Are you skilled at working with large data sets, a great...

A Future Strategy for Aid Transparency

By Giles Bolton, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Publish What You Fund, and Gary Forster, Chief Executive Officer, Publish What You Fund   “We have found a lack of information from the government in their response. The databases we are looking at don’t match....