We have three exciting vacancies in our team for people with a passion for women’s economic empowerment. We are seeking two Research Assistants, located in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda, Bangladesh or Pakistan, who can bring their analytical, organizational and writing skills to our small, high impact team. We are also seeking a Communications Officer, based in the UK, who can bring creativity and impact to our communications strategy and content.
There is an increased need for clear and consistent data on the extent to which bilateral and multilateral donors are prioritizing gender equality in their financing, and to what end. Without accurate data on the funding of and results from gender equality projects, we cannot hold donor institutions accountable for their gender equality commitments, nor ensure that funds spent are meeting populations’ needs. Preliminary findings from the Gender Financing Project shed light on how donors are spending on global gender equality—and what we still don’t know based on available data.
Join us on 30th September to discuss the transparency of DFIs, with a focus on our findings on the transparency of impact management – objectives, theories of change and impacts.
A recent announcement by the OECD-DAC on new rules for how debt relief will be counted as ODA has raised questions around aid allocation and transparency in this area. With a looming debt crisis, the role of debt relief is looking increasingly important. In this blog we examine what we currently know about data on debt relief, how it is reported, and the data gaps. We consider the implications of the new rules for the transparency of ODA.
Karen Mathiasen is a strategic advisor to Publish What You Fund’s DFI Transparency Initiative. Here she draws on her decades of experience at the World Bank and the US Treasury to illustrate the challenges and opportunities for the IFC in light of the recent publication of their CAO review.
As part of our research into humanitarian data transparency, we have produced two country-specific research briefs on Iraq and Bangladesh. The briefs explore the information needs of humanitarian actors on the ground in Bangladesh and Iraq, and the challenges they face in accessing and using this information.