Chinese Aid – Competition or Colonialism?

China has repeatedly come under fire for its aid and development practices. “Negative impact”, “roll[ing] back transparency” and “unsustainable debt” are some of the terms used to describe Chinese foreign assistance by Jim Richardson, coordinator of...

News roundup: Do you know how to get donor budget data?

Do you know there is a wealth of past, present and future donor budgets, and a library of strategic documents within the IATI organisation file data? And do you know how to access them? If you are skilled in reading XML and interrogating raw data in the IATI Registry...

Visualising Budget Data on IATI – Working on a Solution

Almost  twelve months ago I wrote about how people could use IATI organisation file data to find past, present and future donor budgets, alongside a library of linked strategic documents that help put the data in context. The problem? Despite the data being published...

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...