A Future Strategy for Aid Transparency

By Giles Bolton, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Publish What You Fund, and Gary Forster, Chief Executive Officer, Publish What You Fund   “We have found a lack of information from the government in their response. The databases we are looking at don’t match....

News roundup: Do you know how to get donor budget data?

Do you know there is a wealth of past, present and future donor budgets, and a library of strategic documents within the IATI organisation file data? And do you know how to access them? If you are skilled in reading XML and interrogating raw data in the IATI Registry...

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...