A new study has concluded that it is not currently possible to track national funding for women’s economic empowerment in Ethiopia, and calls on the government to require public bodies to collect and report gender-disaggregated data for the projects they implement. The study was conducted by Three B Consult and commissioned by Publish What You Fund.
Our new assessment of national funding for women’s economic empowerment (WEE) in Uganda has highlighted an increase in resources allocated to gender and equity programmes over the last five years (2015/16 – 2020/21). However, allocations for WEE remain generally low, the released funds are often less than what has been approved, and the utilised funds less than what has been released. The study, conducted by the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) and commissioned by Publish What You Fund, also found that a lack of disaggregated data means that the support targeted at women and girls is likely to be lower than the estimates suggest.
Our new study, conducted by Omar Asghar Khan Foundation and commissioned by Publish What You Fund, tracked funding for women’s economic empowerment in Pakistan. It identified 1,674 projects supported by the federal and provincial governments. These had a combined expenditure of Rs.132 billion.
Our newsletter features details of our newly released research tracking funding for women’s economic empowerment, our innovative approach to tracking climate finance, some reflections on the launch of the 2022 Aid Transparency Index, a chance to catch up on an event examining financing for unpaid care work, and details of our methodology for merging global aid data sets.
While funding for international development projects in Bangladesh, Kenya, and Nigeria is increasing, funding for projects targeting women’s economic empowerment has remained the same since 2015. This is one of the key findings of new research, which outlines the state of funding for women’s economic empowerment in Bangladesh, Kenya, and Nigeria.
The majority of the agencies in the 2022 Aid Transparency Index now publish good quality aid data. 31 organisations, the highest number to date, now score “very good” or “good”. But this 10th anniversary report contains a stark warning about the deterioration in quality of data between editions of the Aid Transparency Index.