Liberia: New Opportunities or More of the Same?

This guest blog was written by Alpha Simpson II, Managing Director of Q & A Inc. – a Liberian research firm. Earlier this year the US Administration proposed cutting bilateral assistance to support Liberia’s democracy and governance sector by 66%. I worked with...

US foreign assistance – putting the data to work

As some of you might know, we’re working on an exciting new project about US foreign assistance. The first thing we’ve been doing is putting the data to work. Using USAID’s Foreign Aid Explorer, we have identified their top 50 countries by spend and...

New project: US Foreign Assistance

Publish What You Fund is excited to announce a new project that will interrogate open aid data – including that published to IATI – in order to assess the impact of potential changes to US foreign assistance. The project will combine a deep-dive into the...

Redesign Data: Dueling dashboards

This blog was co-written by our US Representative Sally Paxton and George Ingram, Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund. It was originally published on the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) blog as part of their Redesign Data series.  The potential...

Applause for USAID

When the US made the important commitment to aid transparency in Busan in 2011, it was applauded as a significant step toward more effective, evidence-based foreign assistance. The transparency road has been a bit bumpy, but some recent work by USAID in Bangladesh...

USAID can take transparency to the next level

USThis is a guest blog post by George Ingram, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Chair of the Friends of Publish What You Fund. The original blog was posted on the Brookings site. It is an anxious time. The development community is fraught over a complex...

How can the new US administration make aid more effective?

This is a guest blog post by George Ingram, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Chair of the Friends of Publish What You Fund. The original blog was posted on the Brookings site on November 17th.  America has just come through a grueling, divisive election....