The full potential of more transparent humanitarian information is yet to be realised. This can only be done if the information made available is actively used and benefits local and national humanitarian responders. In this blog, James Coe explains why and how Publish What You Fund is working with Ground Truth Solutions to understand the information needs of humanitarian actors.
The importance of good quality, open data to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals is clear. In this blog, Charlotte reflects on her time at the UN World Data Forum, and the lessons for the role of transparency in development data.
“We need the few giants to look past self-interest and towards building the humanitarian system of tomorrow, creating a win-win situation for donors, UN and non-UN agencies, taxpayers and, above all, affected populations.” Excerpt from: Too Important to Fail – addressing the humanitarian financing gap, January 2016 It was with these sentiments that 30 […]
This blog post was written by George Ingram, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Board Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund. Over the past decade aid transparency has moved from being a little-known concept to the norm. The value of making timely and accurate aid data publicly available is now widely accepted […]
This is a guest blog post by Roderick Besseling, Digital Strategist at Cordaid and IATI CSO Working Group Co-Chair With the Grand Bargain agreement and Charter 4 Change pledges made and signed earlier this year, it looks like the humanitarian sector is addressing some of its biggest challenges head-on. In particular, it is taking the necessary steps […]
Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund welcome significant steps to improve the transparency of humanitarian aid taken at the World Humanitarian Summit held this week in Turkey. The Summit comes in the wake of the highest level of human suffering since the Second World War. It has produced key commitments towards greater transparency on […]