Our regular update on news from the world of aid and development transparency, featuring our latest research on the transparency of 2X investments, an examination of UK and US private aid contractors, a look into the options for accessing IATI data through publisher portals, and an introduction to our three new trustees.
Publish What You Fund has examined how development finance institutions are disclosing their 2X investments and found big gaps in the information available. The lack of standardised disaggregated information makes it almost impossible to get the granular insights that are needed to measure the value, impact, and progress of gender lens investing. In a new research paper we assess the current state of 2X disclosure and suggest how the 2X community can improve its transparency and accountability.
We are delighted to welcome three new trustees to the board of Publish What You Fund. Michael Jarvis, Karolina Olofsson and Jenna Slotin Bring a wealth of experiences and specialisms in governance and democracy, accountability and participation, Policy and research, data and programme design, aid effectiveness and transparency.
We’ve been analysing the transparency of private aid contractors. These organisations handle billions of dollars of aid money, yet the largest players are almost completely un-transparent. This limits both accountability and the scope for analysis of international aid flows. We take a deep dive into the transparency of two of these companies, Chemonics and Adam Smith International, and provide clear policy recommendations to help improve the visibility of the aid that flows through them.
The second blog in our series exploring aid data tools discusses portals produced by countries or institutions to provide access to their aid and development data. Elma Jenkins and Rolf Kleef review the differing levels of complexity – from high-level overviews to detailed data from multiple organisations and multiple data sources. They consider what features make for an accessible data portal, and provide a comprehensive list of the portals currently available.
Our regular review of news from the world of aid and development transparency, featuring details of the 50 organisations we’ll be assessing for the 2024 Aid Transparency Index and the updated methodology we’ll be using. Also featuring news and views on the mobilisation of private finance and opportunities to comment on DFC’s transparency policy and 2X Global’s certification approach.