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...

Event: Data Standards and Financing for Development

IATI, Publish What You Fund, Open Contracting Partnership, Transparency International, the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT), and UNDP are holding a side event at the Financing for Development conference. Please find details below and view the full...

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.

Financing for Development – stuck in the mud?

This post has been written by Publish What You Fund’s CEO Rupert Simons and Head of Policy and Advocacy Jeannet Lingán. Two months remain until the third international conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) in Addis Ababa. The conference is intended to...

Big decisions in the Big Apple

Over the course of 2015, we’re coordinating the Road to 2015 campaign, which aims to up the pressure on governments. We want them to work harder to achieve their existing commitments to publishing their data and ensure transparency is a core element of the...

Rule Number One: Don’t Reinvent the Transparency Wheel.

This week the U.S. – the world’s single largest bilateral donor – will join other governments for meetings at the UN to consider the draft of the expected outcome document ahead of the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) in Addis Ababa...