In the lead up to the launch of the 2020 Aid Transparency Index, Publish What You Fund’s CEO Gary Forster talks to Henry Asor Nkang of the Nigerian Government about his experience of using aid data, the demand for data, why aid transparency matters and the role of trust and engagement.
In the third of our 2020 Aid Transparency Index launch blogs, Publish What You Fund’s Chair, Paul Lenz, looks back to where we’ve come from and points to where we now need to go.
In the second of our 2020 Index launch blogs, Henry Asor Nkang of the Nigerian Government writes about his experience of aid data, how it is being used and its role in building trust.
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.
Right now, enormous sums are being committed by western nations to shore up the health care systems and economies of many low and middle-income countries. It is absolutely necessary and the right thing to do. In this guest blog, Rob Mosbacher considers the investments of development finance institutions, the tension between speed and effectiveness, and the role of transparency.
Who would have thought that producing the only independent measure of aid transparency among the world’s major development agencies could be so hard! In this blog, Gary Forster tells his story of getting involved in the sampling of 20,000 documents and data points, the complexity and volume of work involved, and why he’s proud of the rigour.