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...

What will it take for IATI to bear fruit?

This is a guest blog post by Taryn Davis, Senior Associate at the Development Gateway and part of the Initiative for Open Ag Funding. The original blog was posted on the Development Gateway site on February 13th. The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)...

Open results information: What do we know?

The findings of the 2016 Aid Transparency Index reveal that, yet again, very little progress has been made by organisations in the publication of results – especially when it comes to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). Results are crucial. They...

Where is transparency in the hype cycle?

Development fashions go through predictable stages. At first, breathless blog posts proclaim the idea: budget support, microfinance, laptops. Soon, governments and funders are jumping over themselves to adopt the idea while wise commentators note that it is not the...