Africa: Transparency taking hold

Guest post by George Ingram, chair of our U.S. Advisory Committee & Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  Transparency is a hallmark of good governance. It empowers citizens and keeps government officials on task and shields them from undue political and...

4 ways IATI could make MapAfrica stronger

At the African Development Bank (AfDB) annual meetings this week in Kigali, the bank launched a new online platform to map out its investments across Africa. As we’ve said elsewhere, Publish What You Fund is pleased to see such a strong, on-going commitment to...

AfDB launches MapAfrica

The African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a new online platform to map out its investments across in Africa, announced at the bank’s annual meeting in Kigali. Developed with AidData, MapAfrica is a geocoding tool that coordinates help identify the banks’...

Will the G8 really make any difference in Africa?

Guest post by Donald Kaberuka, President of African Development Bank Group In unsteady economic times, it was significant to see that transparency remained a crucial topic of discussion at the G8 in Lough Erne. Even more significant was that all the countries at the...

African Development Bank publishes aid data to IATI

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has become the first multilateral development bank to publish private sector and geocoded aid data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). The AfDB became the 19th signatory to IATI in April 2011. IATI is a...

Mapping aid, conflict and climate change

AidData, in partnership with The Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program, has released the pilot version of its dynamic mapping tool. The online portal allows people to visualise African climate change, conflict, and now...

Aid transparency in Africa Report 2010

‘Still Our Common Interest: Commission for Africa Report 2010’ was published on Monday 13th September to examine what has happened since the 2005 report, ‘Our Common Interest’ which set out measures for the creation of a strong and prosperous Africa.