Our monthly round up of news stories, including blogs looking forward to the launch of the 2020 Aid Transparency Index, and reflections on DFI transparency in the time of pandemic. We also have an extensive review of recent news and views on the transparency of funding for COVID-19 responses.
This time next month we’ll be joined by friends and colleagues from across the globe as we announce the results of the 2020 Aid Transparency Index. At this time of global pandemic, the transparency of aid remains critically important: for holding donors to account, for tracking spending and ensuring aid gets to where it is needed. In this blog Gary Forster reflects on what we learnt from the last Index, and where we go from here.
Right now, enormous sums are being committed by western nations to shore up the health care systems and economies of many low and middle-income countries. It is absolutely necessary and the right thing to do. In this guest blog, Rob Mosbacher considers the investments of development finance institutions, the tension between speed and effectiveness, and the role of transparency.
The 2020 Aid Transparency Index will be launched on 24th June at 10.00am EDT, 3.00pm BST. Our virtual launch event will give you the opportunity to discover how transparent the 47 major aid and development agencies are, learn who will top the Index and consider the next steps for transparency and accountability.
Our monthly newsletter featuring a blog on the Aid Transparency Index, our submission to the UK’s International Development Committee plus news on COVID-19 funding and transparency, humanitarian data and ODA figures for 2019.
Who would have thought that producing the only independent measure of aid transparency among the world’s major development agencies could be so hard! In this blog, Gary Forster tells his story of getting involved in the sampling of 20,000 documents and data points, the complexity and volume of work involved, and why he’s proud of the rigour.