Publishing Practices – Getting the basics right

It has only been a month since we released the 2018 Aid Transparency Index, but we’ve been excited to see lively discussion about the results. As we have emphasised before, the Index process is an interactive one and this does not stop with the publication of the...

Sampling for Sweetness – Part II

“Sampling is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” This is how the team here at Publish What You Fund felt when the data collection period for our 2018 Aid Transparency Index ended on the 9th of March. It was again time to put on our data...

Download all IATI data, lightning fast!

On Thursday, John Adams (IATI TAG chair) asked IATI discuss: What’s the current recommended way to download the entire IATI dataset in XML? Separate files are OK. By Friday, I’d made a Minimum Viable Product: By Monday, it looked a bit more polished: You can view the...

It’s time to act on aid and budgets

UPDATE 30/04/18: We are encouraged to see that IATI have committed to publishing their guidance on how to implement aid and budget alignment this week.   Information on aid that is aligned with country budget classifications is a key demand of partner countries. This...

DAC publish code lists in machine-readable format

Publish What You Fund wholly welcomes the introduction of machine-readable code lists by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Last year, our resident tecchie Andy Lulham blogged about creating his own maintained, machine-readable DAC-CRS code lists in...

New project: US Foreign Assistance

Publish What You Fund is excited to announce a new project that will interrogate open aid data – including that published to IATI – in order to assess the impact of potential changes to US foreign assistance. The project will combine a deep-dive into the...

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,...

Redesign Data: Dueling dashboards

This blog was co-written by our US Representative Sally Paxton and George Ingram, Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund. It was originally published on the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) blog as part of their Redesign Data series.  The potential...