In this blog we timeline the communication of, and reactions to, the UK government’s aid cuts and pose the question, is this a new era of UK aid transparency?
Our DFI Transparency Initiative has completed its fourth Work Stream (Value of Investment: Mobilisation & Structure of Deal). The research report identifies a number of areas where consistency of reporting and Development Finance Institution (DFI) transparency could be improved. Here our CEO, Gary Forster, speaks with Nadia Nikolova, portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors about why DFI transparency is important for the private sector.
Our DFI Transparency Initiative has completed its fourth research Work Stream (Value of Investment: Mobilisation & Structure of Deal). The research report identifies a number of areas where consistency of reporting and Development Finance Institution (DFI) transparency could be improved. However, we also wanted to understand why this data matters to those in the development finance space, the hard reality of what’s available and what’s not, and the arguments behind why transparency is so important. Our CEO, Gary Forster, sat down with Thomas Venon, founding partner of Eighteen East Capital, to discuss our research findings.
It Is now well established that investing in women’s economic empowerment has a catalytic effect in reducing poverty for all people and achieving gender equality. In this blog, Sally Paxton discusses the urgent need for effective investment in women’s economic empowerment, and why limited understanding of who is funding what and with what results is hampering progress. To help efforts to overcome this barrier, we are launching a new project: “Women’s Economic Empowerment: building evidence for better investments”.
A lack of clear and consistent information on the funding and effectiveness of gender equality work makes it difficult to track progress on gender equality commitments in Guatemala, Kenya and Nepal. the Gender Financing Project has just published research mapping national and international funding flows in the three countries – and we found it remains difficult to paint a comprehensive picture of funding for gender equality, and to know if donors’ gender financing is making a difference. This blog is also available in Spanish, Nepali and K’iche’.
This is the fourth Data Diary in our Gender Financing series. Linet Juma shares her experiences, and insights gained from her research, on the need for more sustainable systems to generate and share better gender data.