Our fortnightly news roundup, including our noisy data blog and updates from OECD DAC, ODI,IATICGD plus news on the Australian aid budget and US DFC.
Silvia Poggioli, country director of AIFO Liberia, talks to us about her experience of using IATI data and the challenges of navigating thousands of activities.
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 […]
As Publish What You Fund and others in the aid transparency community turn their energies toward improving data use, Ruth Levine and Joseph Asunka of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation present six practical ideas that could speed up progress. These ideas could go a long way to increase the use of data by government officials, and the organisations and citizens working to hold their government officials accountable for results.
Imagine unwrapping your favourite chocolate bar to find that instead of the delicious chocolate treat you were expecting, you get a bitter mouthful of something horrible. They’ve forgotten the sugar – yikes! This very rarely happens because, like all good products, they get randomly sampled to check the quality is the same throughout. Just as […]
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 […]