In less than two weeks, heads of states, representatives of civil society organisations, academia, businesses, the UN system and other stakeholders will be gathering at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. The summit is the culmination of a process that took almost 3 years to complete. It began with a High Level Panel report on […]
The United Nations Financing for Development conference has ended and over 5,000 officials and activists are leaving Addis Ababa. The banners and flags are being packed away and the city’s hotels are returning to their usual role as a hub for aid workers, diplomats and tourists. Meanwhile the UN circus rolls on to its next […]
LONDON – Publish What You Fund is deeply concerned that the huge opportunity for transformative open data will be missed at the Financing for Development (FfD3) conference next week. Despite its ambitious objective, the current document that is intended to guide the financing of the Sustainable Development Goals, lacks strong, action-oriented new policy and financing […]
IATI, Publish What You Fund, Open Contracting Partnership, Transparency International, the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT), and UNDP are holding a side event at the Financing for Development conference. Please find details below and view the full invite with map here. The Role of Data Standards and International Initiatives in Mobilizing and Monitoring Financing […]
This week, governments are meeting in New York for the final drafting session of the Financing for Development (FFD) outcome document. It is still uncertain whether we will have strong commitments on transparency and open data, so in coalition with more than 50 other NGOs, we have written to the negotiators with a call to action. […]
There’s a lot of great research published about development and I find it hard to keep up, as the pile of reading on my desk grows higher and higher. If you’re short on time this week (like me) then I recommend putting these two at the top of your pile – ONE’s DATA Report and Charles Kenny’s essay on the SDGs.