For the last few months at Publish What You Fund, we’ve been looking into the need, availability and transparency of gender data in international development, and we thought there couldn’t be a better time to share some of our findings than International Women’s Day. What information do we need? When asking basic questions – which […]
President Trump will soon send Congress his budget for FY 2020. The development community is fully expecting drastic cuts to the proposed foreign aid budget – repeating the FY ‘18 and ’19 scenarios. Over the past 18 months we have conducted detailed research into the impact of proposed cuts. In this blog we reflect on our findings and their significance for the FY 20 budget debate.
As we have outlined in the first blog post of the series on publishing practices, getting the basics right is essential to improve both the user-friendliness and the usefulness of IATI data, removing barriers to data use, including by non-experts. Aid transparency is more than just putting user-friendly data out there. What really matters is […]
It has only been a month since we released the 2018 Aid Transparency Index, but we’ve been excited to see lively discussion about the results. As we have emphasised before, the Index process is an interactive one and this does not stop with the publication of the report. We consider the Index to also be […]
This blog has been co-authored by Elise Dufief, Research and Monitoring Manager, Publish What You Fund and Claire Schouten, Senior Programme Officer, International Budget Partnership. At the core of the relationship between citizens and the state are decisions about how public resources are raised and spent. Budgets are the most important economic policy tool available to […]
This post was written by George Ingram, Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and Board Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund. It was originally published on the Brookings Institution’s website on June 21st, 2018. On June 20, Brookings hosted the launch of the 2018 Aid Transparency Index, the only independent measure of aid transparency […]