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.
On a recent visit to Nigeria we were keen to find out how aid and development data is currently being used, if at all, and with what impact. We wanted to know if there is demand for aid and development data, and if these demands are being met. We found two very different sides of the aid transparency coin – one wholly practical, and one intangible but arguably more important.
A case study of Alimatou Zongo, who works for the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Burkina Faso, on the need for detailed and reliable information.
A case study of Jorge A. Matine – Coordinator of the Public Finance programme, Centre for Public Integrity (CIP) and his work on transparency in Mozambique
A case study of Paola Palacios, Transparencia Mexicana and her work to track the money pledged after the earthquake in Mexico
A case study of Winnie Kamau, and her work to strengthen evidence-based journalism in Kenya.