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...

Francophone aid transparency at the OGP

Our Research and Monitoring Manager Elise Dufief will moderate a roundtable discussion at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) meetings taking place in Paris from 7-9 December. It has been organised by Publish What You Fund in partnership with Development Gateway and...

UK elections 2015: An open opportunity

There’s now just one week to go until the general election here in the UK. We’ve been looking at the party manifestos and are pleased to see a cross-party awareness of the importance of open data. At the same time, the manifestos are lacking in specific details on...

All UK political parties must commit to open government

The UK Open Government Network is a group of organisations and individuals committed to making government work better for people. We call on all political parties to put the principles of open government at the heart of their plans for government. Open government is...

A midterm evaluation. The other midterm, that is.

If you follow U.S. politics or even if you’ve managed to stay away from it, you may have heard the word “midterm” a lot in the last few weeks. It was big news from the West to the East coast, for Republicans and for Democrats and for the winners and losers. We...