We will be completing the DFI Transparency Index throughout 2022. Our proposed plan of work is as follows:
November 2021 to April 2022
Methodology Development: DFI inclusion criteria and selection for Index, sampling approach, data collection and analysis process, scoring approach, and determination of indicator weightings. We conducted consultations on the methodology in March and made necessary edits during April.
Database Building: extracting data from DFI investment lists and databases to identify investments for a set period of time (stipulated in the methodology) from which our samples will be selected at random. The process will exclude investments which do not qualify for assessment based on level of country income and investment size.
May to June 2022
Data Collection and Analysis – First Round: assessment of DFIs’ organisation and project-level disclosure from first sample of fifteen projects. Data will be recorded in a dedicated workbook and supporting document and analysed according to the scoring approach set out in the methodology. This round of analysis will not contribute to the final score of DFIs in the index; it is intended to give DFIs an indication of their performance and to identify areas for improvement before the next round of sampling.
The list of DFIs to be included and the methodology will be finalised and made public in May 2022.
DFI Review: first round scores will be sent directly to DFIs in July to give them an opportunity to understand our assessment of their performance and provide feedback on our findings. DFIs will be provided with a granular analysis of their results including their workbooks and a supporting document. DFI feedback will be considered prior to the second round of data collection and analysis.
Independent Review: first round scores will simultaneously be sent to independent reviewers who will review our assessment of DFI transparency. Reviewers will be asked to provide feedback which will be incorporated into the second round of data collection and analysis.
August to September 2022
Data Collection and Analysis – Second Round: assessment of DFI’s organisation and project level disclosure from second sample of fifteen projects. Data will be recorded in a dedicated workbook and supporting document and analysed according to the scoring approach set out in the methodology. This round of analysis will be the only round that contributes to index scores.
October to December 2022
Report Production: DFIs included in the Index will be ranked according to performance and results will be presented in a public report alongside detailed analysis of the assessments.
Late 2022/Early 2023
Launch of report: the Index report will be launched at a public event no later than January 2023.