For the last few months at Publish What You Fund, we’ve been looking into the need, availability and transparency of gender data in international development, and we thought there couldn’t be a better time to share some of our findings than International Women’s Day. What information do we need? When asking basic questions – which […]
The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) has come a long way in its first ten years. As it consults on its future strategy, we have been reflecting on what we think are the priorities for improving aid and development transparency and where IATI could focus its energies for future success.
President Trump will soon send Congress his budget for FY 2020. The development community is fully expecting drastic cuts to the proposed foreign aid budget – repeating the FY ‘18 and ’19 scenarios. Over the past 18 months we have conducted detailed research into the impact of proposed cuts. In this blog we reflect on our findings and their significance for the FY 20 budget debate.
Preparations are underway for the next Aid Transparency Index. This blog sets out the expected milestones for the 2020 Index and what aid and development actors can expect.
The debate on the role of private finance in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is intense and lively. The need for transparency comes up again and again. But how do we move from debate to action?
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.