As Publish What You Fund and others in the aid transparency community turn their energies toward improving data use, Ruth Levine and Joseph Asunka of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation present six practical ideas that could speed up progress. These ideas could go a long way to increase the use of data by government officials, and the organisations and citizens working to hold their government officials accountable for results.
The new US Development Finance Corporation provides a rare opportunity to set up an agency from the beginning. We can learn from other development finance institutions (DFIs) as to what worked and what did not. This is an opportunity to reach higher, to innovate more, and to truly set a gold standard for transparency.
This post was written by George Ingram, Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and Board Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund. It was originally published on the Brookings Institution’s website on June 21st, 2018. On June 20, Brookings hosted the launch of the 2018 Aid Transparency Index, the only independent measure of aid transparency […]
This blog was guest written by George Ingram, the Board Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. It originally appeared on the Brookings Institution’s website on June 4th, 2018. Most policymakers understand that foreign assistance is a key instrument of US foreign policy, but they also need […]
This post was guest written by Hans Nusselder, a Senior Consultant for Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Rural, and our consultant during our time in Nicaragua. In April, we went on a series of fact-finding missions. We wanted to explore the possible effects of the proposed cuts to foreign assistance in the President’s FY19 budget. In […]
This blog is a guest post by Dr. Catherine Weaver, Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Co-Director of Innovations for Peace and Development at The University of Texas at Austin. Ten years ago, when the International Aid transparency Initiative and Publish What You Fund were established, detailed information on development aid remained scarce. If you […]