News roundup: Do you know how to get donor budget data?

Do you know there is a wealth of past, present and future donor budgets, and a library of strategic documents within the IATI organisation file data? And do you know how to access them? If you are skilled in reading XML and interrogating raw data in the IATI Registry...

Visualising Budget Data on IATI – Working on a Solution

Almost  twelve months ago I wrote about how people could use IATI organisation file data to find past, present and future donor budgets, alongside a library of linked strategic documents that help put the data in context. The problem? Despite the data being published...

Publishing Practices – Getting the basics right

It has only been a month since we released the 2018 Aid Transparency Index, but we’ve been excited to see lively discussion about the results. As we have emphasised before, the Index process is an interactive one and this does not stop with the publication of the...

New CEO joins Publish What You Fund

Publish What You Fund is delighted to introduce its new CEO, Gary Forster. Gary joins the team at an exciting time, following the successful launch of the 2018 Aid Transparency Index in June under the excellent leadership of interim CEO Catherine Turner. The team is...

Winds of change – can Abiy Ahmed open up Ethiopia?

‘Stellar’, ‘impressive’, ‘unprecedented’, ‘historical’ – these are some of the adjectives that have been used in the past few weeks to describe the reform agenda that the new Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, is pushing for. Since his rise to power in April 2018,...

Sampling for Sweetness – Part II

“Sampling is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” This is how the team here at Publish What You Fund felt when the data collection period for our 2018 Aid Transparency Index ended on the 9th of March. It was again time to put on our data...