Does the Aid Transparency Index work?

This blog is a guest post by Dr. Catherine Weaver, Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Co-Director of Innovations for Peace and Development at The University of Texas at Austin. Ten years ago, when the International Aid transparency Initiative and Publish What...

Sampling for sweetness

Imagine unwrapping your favourite chocolate bar to find that instead of the delicious chocolate treat you were expecting, you get a bitter mouthful of something horrible. They’ve forgotten the sugar – yikes! This very rarely happens because, like all good products,...

Emerging donors = emerging transparency?

Saudi Arabia “is the number one donor for aid and development in Yemen”, according to Dr Abdullah al-Rabeeah, who runs the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS Relief). “We’re here to help.” What the impact of Saudi’s aid is, however, we can’t really...

The 2018 Aid Transparency Index methodology is here

The Aid Transparency Index is the only independent measure of aid transparency among the world’s major aid organisations. To date, it has contributed to raising 25% of global aid to a high enough standard to be useful and used by others. The Index continues to...

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...

Aid Transparency Index: update on the methodology review

Publish What You Fund’s 2016 Aid Transparency Index reported on the results by major donors to meet the commitments made in Busan in 2011, where donors promised to open up their aid information by December 2015. With this deadline now passed, our intention is to raise...