We’ve been analysing the transparency of private aid contractors. These organisations handle billions of dollars of aid money, yet the largest players are almost completely un-transparent. This limits both accountability and the scope for analysis of international aid flows. We take a deep dive into the transparency of two of these companies, Chemonics and Adam Smith International, and provide clear policy recommendations to help improve the visibility of the aid that flows through them.
We are pleased to announce which 50 aid and development organisations have been selected for inclusion in the 2024 Aid Transparency Index. Here we outline the selection criteria, which three organisations have been added and which three organisations have been removed from the Index. We also set out the timescale for data collection and analysis over the coming year.
We recently opened our Aid Transparency Index methodology to public consultation. In this blog we describe how stakeholders were consulted, and the resulting changes to the methodology for the 2024 Index.
Publish What You Fund has been looking into international climate finance and how this can be tracked at the national level. Alex Tilley presents research using aid transparency data to see how finance provided so far measures up against climate change adaptation needs identified by Kenya. This is a preview of a larger research project we are currently fundraising for.
Towards the end of last year we began a review of the Aid Transparency Index assessment method. High on our list of priorities was the issue of networking and linking of aid data, and how we might measure this in the Index assessment. In this blog, Alex Tilley provides an update on our review and the inclusion of the new Networked data indicator in the 2022 Index.
We have now completed our selection process and can announce which organisations will be assessed in the 2022 Aid Transparency Index. The Index assesses the transparency of the major aid organisations internationally (including “South-South” donors) and assesses a different types of agency, including bilateral, multilateral and philanthropic organisations that provide both grants and development finance, and that intervene in humanitarian emergencies and fund development projects.
We will assess a total of 50 organisations in the 2022 Index, three more than we assessed in 2020.