Two must reads this week

There’s a lot of great research published about development and I find it hard to keep up, as the pile of reading on my desk grows higher and higher. If you’re short on time this week (like me) then I recommend putting these two at the top of your pile – ONE’s DATA Report and Charles Kenny’s essay on the SDGs.

Our expectations in Mexico

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) will convene for its first high level meeting tomorrow in Mexico City. Established following the Fourth High Level Forum in Busan, South Korea in 2011, the Global Partnership aims to make development...

Open aid and the road to 2015

This article was first published on the Global Partnership’s Effective Development Co-operation Blog: http://devcooperation.org   The world’s largest and most influential providers of aid reaffirmed their commitment to transparency this year. A high-level panel...

The revolution may be secret

Guest post by David Banisar, Article 19 This week in New York at the UN General Assembly meetings on the future of the Millennium Development Goals, the call for “revolution” has been heard throughout the rooms and halls of the United Nations and in the cafés, hotels,...

A memo to the G8: Time to deliver on aid transparency

This is a joint post with Judith Randel, Executive Director of Development Initiatives, originally posted in Devex. Last Saturday, the United Kingdom hosted a G-8 session specifically on Trade, Tax and Transparency — billed as the ‘3Ts’ event. This event highlighted...