The case for gender data from Côte d’Ivoire

This guest blog was written by Rosemonde Apata, President of MAFUBO Côte d’Ivoire — a non-profit which works to ensure Ivorian women are financially independent, safe from violence and have access to decent housing, healthcare and education. Everyday thousands...

US aid transparency: Looking back but pressing forward

This blog post was written by George Ingram, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Board Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund.  Over the past decade aid transparency has moved from being a little-known concept to the norm. The value of making timely and...

Why data is a feminist issue

5 March was International Open Data Day. 6 March was Mother’s Day in the UK and Ireland. Today, 8 March, is International Women’s Day, a public holiday in many countries including Russia. We already know that ‘Poverty is Sexist’, as ONE’s new report puts it. But where...

The Addis Ababa Voluntary Action Agenda

The United Nations Financing for Development conference has ended and over 5,000 officials and activists are leaving Addis Ababa. The banners and flags are being packed away and the city’s hotels are returning to their usual role as a hub for aid workers, diplomats...

Two must reads this week

There’s a lot of great research published about development and I find it hard to keep up, as the pile of reading on my desk grows higher and higher. If you’re short on time this week (like me) then I recommend putting these two at the top of your pile – ONE’s DATA Report and Charles Kenny’s essay on the SDGs.

Open Data Day 2015: The open data revolution in Nepal

This is a guest blog by Pavrita Rana, a Coordinator at Open Nepal. The full, original version of this blog can be found on Open Nepal’s website here.  Open Data Day is celebrated internationally every year, where people in different cities across the world come...

PEPFAR and MCC Partner to Create Local Data Hubs

This is a guest blog post from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Sharing and using reliable data is essential for improving international development programs and holding donors and partners accountable for impact. That is why the principles of...

Young people in Nepal will drive accountability in 2015

This is a guest blog by Ravindra Shakya, Country Director, Restless Development Nepal Young people make up a huge part of Nepal’s population, and many of them struggle to find formal employment. Starting small enterprises is a common way to try to make a living, but...

9 December: Anti-Corruption or Anti-Poverty Day?

This guest blog has been written by Craig Fagan of Transparency International. More than a decade since 9 December has become known as International Anti-Corruption Day, it is clear that this day could equally be called Anti-Poverty Day. Corruption indicators, both...