How to start a transparency revolution

Guest post by ONE’s Alan Hudson, originally posted here   In less than two weeks, on 17th and 18th June in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, world leaders will converge for the G8 Summit. The UK government has shown great leadership in setting a ground-breaking...

DFID launches aid tracker

The UK Department for International Development(DFID) has released a new beta platform that tracks this British aid and development money. The Development Tracker is completely open source, and uses data published to the International Aid Transparency Initiative...

UK & France join EITI

The UK and French governments announced yesterday that they will join the international Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a voluntary multi-stakeholder approach to greater transparency in the oil, gas and mining industries. The UK has been one of...

UK’s Foreign Office plots its route to aid transparency

[Cross-posted on the Open Government Partnership site] The UK is a global leader in open data but the picture is still mixed across government activities and departments when it comes to international aid information. Although DFID accounts for the lion’s share of UK...

EU agrees transparency rules for oil and mining firms

Companies in the European Union will now have to disclose in future how much they pay foreign governments to secure oil, gas, coal and other raw materials. The new EU legislation, passed yesterday in Brussels, is aimed at curbing corruption between poor countries‘...

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....

The IF campaign…and us.

A few weeks ago, Publish What You Fund signed up to the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign, which is being run by a coalition of over 100 NGOs – everyone from Oxfam and Save the Children to, well, us. Enough Food for Everyone IF is a great movement of individuals...

UK Select Committee report into aid spending

The International Development Select Committee has published a report looking at how the UK Government spends its international aid budget. The Committee says that Department for International Development (DFID) is  channelling more funds through multilateral...

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...