Sampling for sweetness

Imagine unwrapping your favourite chocolate bar to find that instead of the delicious chocolate treat you were expecting, you get a bitter mouthful of something horrible. They’ve forgotten the sugar – yikes! This very rarely happens because, like all good products,...

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,...

Transparency and development data in Tanzania

Next week experts, civil society and donors will gather in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to attend the 2017 International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting. The purpose of the four day event is to discuss pressing issues surrounding...

Aid transparency: a focus on major donors in Kenya

This blog post was written by our Research and Monitoring Manager Elise Dufief and our Research Assistant Nicholas Dorward.  This week, global leaders and major development cooperation stakeholders gathered in Nairobi for the second high-level meeting (HLM) of the...