US aid transparency: Looking back but pressing forward

This blog post was written by George Ingram, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Board Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund.  Over the past decade aid transparency has moved from being a little-known concept to the norm. The value of making timely and...

Event: How can data revolutionize development?

The Board of Friends of Publish What You Fund and Oxfam America are holding an event to launch two reports reviewing the state of aid transparency in the U.S. and making recommendations to the next Administration. Where National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th...

New website for Friends of Publish What You Fund

Friends of Publish What You Fund have launched a new website. The U.S.-based non-profit organisation was established in May 2015. Its aim is to promote transparency among donors, users and implementers of international assistance in order to ensure effective spending,...

A Sad State of Affairs: is transparency a solution?

This is a guest post by Rodney Bent, Independent Consultant With much hoopla in December 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, aka the QDDR. This substantial document, 90 pages worth, was intended to...

2015 Aid Transparency Reviews

Our 2015 Reviews assessed a smaller number of key donors in the run up to the Busan deadline and were released in mid-2015 2015 EU Aid Transparency Review 2015 U.S. Aid Transparency...

Using data to save lives

This is a guest post from Erin Hohlfelder & Joe Kraus, the ONE Campaign (originally posted on the ONE blog here) Keeping track of financial information isn’t most people’s idea of a fun time. Perhaps that explains why people enjoy making jokes about accounting...