Germany publishes IATI data – but what’s next?

Guest post by Claudia Schwegmann, founder of the OpenAid project and board member of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany.    Germany has published its first set of aid information to the International Aid Transparency Initiative. Some of us have been waiting a...

A first look at common standard implementation schedules

Thirty-five donor organisations and governments have so far released implementation schedules for the common standard on aid information, with at least five more plans likely to be published in the coming weeks. It is encouraging that donors representing the lion’s...

100th publisher to IATI

Today, UN Women became the 100th publisher to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).  David Hall-Matthews, Director of Publish What You Fund, said: “This is encouraging news. We are impressed by the number of agencies and NGOs who are now...

European Development Days survey shows support for aid

The European Development Days saw thousands of development advocates, decision-makers and practitioners in Brussels. The three main themes this year were food security, private sector development and inclusive growth. EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs,...

Aid transparency important as EU aid budgets slashed

European CSOs yesterday expressed dismay at new OECD data revealing the cuts made to almost all European countries’ aid programmes in 2011. Tightening aid budgets mean that now more than ever transparency is needed to ensure aid money has the greatest possible impact....

New DRI Paper criticises aid agencies’ use of rhetoric

A paper released by the Development Research Institute (DRI) this week has criticised aid donors for not delivering on promises and commitments surrounding aid effectiveness, and for showing little or no sign of improvement. Rhetoric versus Reality: The Best and Worst...