First impressions of the new UN data revolution group

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon last week announced a new independent expert advisory group on the data revolution. As an organisation that has been vocal in its support of the data revolution from the start, Publish What You Fund very much welcomes this initiative....

UNFPA Taking a Leading Role in Transparency and Innovation

Guest post by Martin Akerman, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)   In line with our commitment under the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) plans to release quarterly updates to its implementation...

UN OCHA publishes aid data to common standard

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is now presenting information about aid contributions in a format that is compatible with industry standards. OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS) has been publishing data on international...

Transparency at the UN High-Level Panel in Monrovia

Guest blog by Claire Schouten, Integrity Action Last week saw the third meeting of the UN high-level panel (HLP), which has until May to come up with a vision to shape the post-2015 development agenda. The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015, and...