The making of Openaid.se

Guest post by Karl Peterson, Sida   Last week, Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) launched a new version of the Swedish aid tracker Openaid.se – showing Sweden’s aid to the world from 1998 to present date. Here is the inside story. Sida has...

Europe & the Open Government Partnership

We recently joined civil society networks and organisations worldwide in calling for the EU’s new leadership to commit to close engagement with – and eventual membership of – the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Since its launch in 2011, we...

New hosts for aid data initiative

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) will have a new set of hosts, decided by the steering committee yesterday in Paris. The UNDP, Sweden, UNOPS, Ghana and Development Initiatives, will work as a consortium and share responsibility for hosting IATI....

A first look at common standard implementation schedules

Thirty-five donor organisations and governments have so far released implementation schedules for the common standard on aid information, with at least five more plans likely to be published in the coming weeks. It is encouraging that donors representing the lion’s...