As the World Bank prepares to finalise its new gender strategy, we ask how you can identify World Bank projects targeting gender equality, their location, sector, amount of funding and most importantly their impact. In short, you can’t. We set out why this matters for accountability and how the Bank should address the transparency gaps in its gender strategy and implementation plan.
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.
2023 has seen some challenging times for the international development community, but also some glimmers of hope. At Publish What You Fund we’ve remained focused on encouraging aid and development agencies to be more transparent about their planning, spending and results. Here we roundup what we’ve been working on over the past year, and the progress that’s been made.
Daryl Grisgraber (Oxfam America)joins Gary Forster and Sally Paxton to highlight new Oxfam America research which uses Publish What You Fund’s methodology to track the US Agency for International Development’s localization goal.
the recent report of the G20 Independent Expert Group (IEG) offers a blueprint for how multilateral development banks (MDBs) can be scaled effectively to increase lending to emerging and developing economies. Paul James looks into the mobilisation of private finance targets in the IEG report, and outlines three changes that are needed if we are to better understand mobilisation and ultimately drive changes that will result in its growth.
Publish What You Fund has examined how development finance institutions are disclosing their 2X investments and found big gaps in the information available. The lack of standardised disaggregated information makes it almost impossible to get the granular insights that are needed to measure the value, impact, and progress of gender lens investing. In a new research paper we assess the current state of 2X disclosure and suggest how the 2X community can improve its transparency and accountability.