On a recent visit to Nigeria we were keen to find out how aid and development data is currently being used, if at all, and with what impact. We wanted to know if there is demand for aid and development data, and if these demands are being met. We found two very different sides of the aid transparency coin – one wholly practical, and one intangible but arguably more important.
A case study of Alimatou Zongo, who works for the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Burkina Faso, on the need for detailed and reliable information.
‘Stellar’, ‘impressive’, ‘unprecedented’, ‘historical’ – these are some of the adjectives that have been used in the past few weeks to describe the reform agenda that the new Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, is pushing for. Since his rise to power in April 2018, following the unexpected resignation of Haile Mariam Dessalegn, Abiy Ahmed – […]
This blog was co-authored by Elise Dufief and Rupert Simons. We would like to thank Andy Lulham for research support and Niels Keijzer from the German Development Institute for comments on an earlier draft. It is now two years since the European Union (EU) set up the ‘EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa’ (Emergency Trust […]
This blog was originally posted on IATI’s website. It is written by James Coe (Publish What You Fund), Annelise Parr (IATI Secretariat & UNDP) and Reid Porter (InterAction). Last month, Ghana hosted the second Africa Open Data Conference (AODC). The event sought to showcase the thriving open data community on the continent, bringing together open data […]
This guest blog was written by Okeke Celestine, Leader Partner of the MSME Advocacy and Support Initiative in Nigeria. Agricultural investments in Nigeria are critical to transition our agricultural sector from largely subsistence small holder farming to commercial agriculture enterprises. The sort needed to stimulate local economies and enable Nigeria to reduce its food import […]