Guest post by David Banisar, Article 19 This week in New York at the UN General Assembly meetings on the future of the Millennium Development Goals, the call for “revolution” has been heard throughout the rooms and halls of the United Nations and in the cafés, hotels, and bars nearby. Fortunately for the world leaders […]
Guest post by Michelle Mueller, AidData Summer Fellow in Mexico – originally posted here. On July 25th, Mexico announced its intention to host the first ministerial-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. Both a recipient and provider of development assistance, Mexico has embraced South-South cooperation and supports regional development projects. Measuring both incoming and outgoing aid flows […]
This is a joint post with Judith Randel, Executive Director of Development Initiatives, originally posted in Devex. Last Saturday, the United Kingdom hosted a G-8 session specifically on Trade, Tax and Transparency — billed as the ‘3Ts’ event. This event highlighted the importance of transparency and accountability for development, and Publish What You Fund attended to ensure that aid remains part […]
Originally carried in Devex On Friday, a panel of world leaders appointed by the United Nations proposed a highly anticipated framework for stamping out extreme poverty by 2030. The recommendations are a dramatic shift from the Millennium Development Goals, which expire at the end of 2015. They call for a ‘data and information revolution’ […]
Leading transparency and access to information campaigners including CAFOD, Global Witness, Integrity Action and Publish What You Fund, today welcomed a new UN report as driving progress towards enhanced citizen accountability around the world. The report by the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on Post-2015 Development Agenda calls for a ‘data revolution’, proposes a goal to […]
In letters to the Guardian and New Dawn published on Sunday 12 and Monday 13 May respectively, a coalition of transparency organisations ask for transparency, accountability and participation to be prioritised for the 2015 and beyond agenda.