In this guest blog, Nora O’Connell and Tessie San Martin discuss the difficulties of tracking foreign aid spent on promoting gender equality, due to the lack of a consistent and accurate way for donors to “tag” funds dedicated to gender. They explain why Save the Children USA and Plan International USA are supporting work by Publish What You Fund and Friends of Publish What You Fund to tackle the gender aid data gap.
Our monthly newsletter, featuring news from our gender aid data and DFI transparency initiatives. Plus news updates on the latest OECD aid figures, COVID-19 and its implications for development, and World Bank accountability.
Our work to increase the transparency of development finance institutions (DFIs) is off to a great start; with the support of an expert group of advisors, we have selected the five key focus areas for our work over the next 2.5 years. Rob Mosbacher, former CEO of OPIC, has chaired the first meeting of the Project Advisory Board that will guide the direction of our DFI Transparency Initiative.
Our regular news update, featuring the US budget request, development finance trends for 2020, a sampling update on the Aid Transparency Index, an Australian aid transparency audit, an examination of gender projects and data on tied aid.
Are you passionate about using your research and advocacy skills to tackle gender inequality at the country and global level? Do you have experience in managing large-scale research projects? Come and join our team to manage a great new project tracking gender aid data for better gender equality.
The Publish What You Fund team has so far checked over 6,000 pieces of data published by 47 aid donors, and we’re only halfway through the Aid Transparency Index process. In this blog Elma Jenkins discusses why quality checks are essential for the Index and why, whether you’re looking for an Italian restaurant or details on aid projects, we all need data we can trust.