Looking at the second component of our DFI Transparency Tool, this blog argues that the “development scores” produced by new DFI impact management systems are of limited value. DFIs should instead focus on disclosing the granular impact data that informs these scores.
This blog introduces the first of the components of our DFI Transparency Tool, core information. It expands on the theme of uneven progress in improving transparency, and reflects on why and how we initially focused our research on the basic information that provides the foundations for true transparency.
In this blog, Paul James discusses our experience of researching DFI transparency for the last two years, looking both at how the industry has changed for the better in recent years and the amount of work that still needs to be done.
In this blog, we’ve set out our journey to access, merge, clean and use unique datasets on funding flows for Women’s economic empowerment in a way not done before. We will use the evidence to inform recommendations and advocacy for increased and better funding for women.
Following the launch of our DFI Transparency Tool, George Ingram of Brookings Institution reflects on what we learned from the event and why transparency—the public availability of timely, comparable, and comprehensive information—on development finance could be on the cusp of a march forward.
The way we think and talk about aid transparency is evolving. Our new three-year strategy sets out how we want to work and what we want to achieve by 2024. We are moving towards a definition of transparency which includes not just publication but engagement and accountability. In this blog, our Chair, Paul Lenz, and CEO, Gary Forster, provide more insights into our thinking, focus areas and goals.