The Bond Transparency Working Group has been collaborating with the FCDO to push for more and better transparency in the UK aid budget. They have been successful in updating the UK’s aid transparency commitment. In this blog, Elma Jenkins looks at what this means for the UK’s aid transparency and where more work is still needed.
The second blog in our series exploring aid data tools discusses portals produced by countries or institutions to provide access to their aid and development data. Elma Jenkins and Rolf Kleef review the differing levels of complexity – from high-level overviews to detailed data from multiple organisations and multiple data sources. They consider what features make for an accessible data portal, and provide a comprehensive list of the portals currently available.
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.
What aid and development data is available and where can it be found? In this post Elma Jenkins, Publish What You Fund, and Rolf Kleef, data/IT consultant, introduce three user-friendly tools that can be used to access International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) data – D-portal, the Datastore and Country Development Finance Data – and describe their key features. This is the first in a blog series examining IATI data access tools.
Over the coming months the team at Publish What You Fund will be conducting a review of the Aid Transparency Index assessment method. We have opened a written survey and are welcoming technical as well as general comments on updates to the 2024 Index methodology.