This is the third in our Gender Financing project’s Data Diary series. Swechchha Dahal shares her experiences, and those documented in the interviews for the Project, on the need for greater collaboration and engagement between government and civil society organizations (CSOs). She discusses how coordinated reporting mechanisms can provide better evidence for CSO advocacy and government accountability – and why this is important for gender equality. The blog is also available in Nepali.
A review of our best bits from 2020 and a look ahead to our plans for 2021.
The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) recently invited public comments on its draft transparency policy and draft policy on public engagement by the DFC Board of Directors. The draft policies are a step in the right direction, but additional actions can be taken to improve the transparency and accessibility of the DFC’s data. George Ingram and Sally Paxton highlight steps that could help the DFC reach its commitment to be the gold standard for transparency among development finance institutions.
Our monthly round up of news from aid and development transparency, including updates on gender equality, DFI transparency, data use survey and the latest research on aid flows.
We are currently reviewing the Index assessment and scoring approach. Our aim is to update the research process to adapt to new developments and ensure the Index continues to reflect the areas of aid transparency that are most important for those using the data, particularly stakeholders in the global south. We are keen to hear the views of people using aid data to inform our review, and strengthen how we measure transparency.
Gabriela Muñoz, Consultant for the Gender Financing Project, shares her experiences, and those documented in the interviews for the Project, on the risks transparency brings for Guatemalan community-based organizations that promote gender equality. This is the second in our gender data diary series, and is also available in Spanish.