The Finance in Common Summit is reportedly the first time that the world’s 450 public development banks will gather in support of common action for climate and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As we approach the halfway point of the DFI Transparency Initiative, we reflect on what we’ve learned and discuss the implications for communities, markets and the private sector as public development banks continue to grow.
Our CEO Gary Forster caught up with Alex MacGillivray, Evaluations Director at CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution (DFI) to discuss the latest research of the FGI Transparency Initiative on impact management. As part of our DFI Spotlight series, Alex shared his thoughts on the opportunities for more and better disclosure of impact data, where the DFI sector is on impact transparency and the change that’s needed.
Our recent research into the transparency of DFI impact management identified commercial confidentiality as an oft-cited but nuanced barrier to the sharing of impact data. As part of our DFI Spotlight series our CEO, Gary Forster, caught up with Ginny Reyes Llamzon, Associate General Counsel at the Global Innovation Fund (GIF), to discuss how they have addressed commercial confidentiality to enable them to share impact data from their investees while not undermining their investee’s competitive position.
The 2020 Aid Transparency Index — launched today — brings with it some good news — more and better data overall — and some bad news — persistent lack of impact evidence and a number of major agencies lagging behind. And there is an emerging challenge for all of us looking to make sure greater transparency delivers not only more effective development, but also serves to build a
We’re excited to be launching our series of four research briefs on humanitarian data and data transparency. Our research, commissioned by the Grand Bargain Transparency Workstream, and conducted in partnership with Ground Truth Solutions, explores the information needs and challenges of on the ground humanitarian actors in protracted emergencies using Iraq and Bangladesh as case […]
This time next month we’ll be joined by friends and colleagues from across the globe as we announce the results of the 2020 Aid Transparency Index. At this time of global pandemic, the transparency of aid remains critically important: for holding donors to account, for tracking spending and ensuring aid gets to where it is needed. In this blog Gary Forster reflects on what we learnt from the last Index, and where we go from here.