Only three out of ten government departments have reached the level of transparency set out in its 2015 UK Aid Strategy. Our detailed review assessed ten government departments spending significant amounts of official development assistance (ODA) and found that they all now share some data on their aid and many have improved the regularity and quantity of information they make available through the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). However, currently only the Department for International Development (DFID), the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy meet the aid transparency targets the government is due to meet by 2020.
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 […]
LONDON – Die fehlende Transparenz bei den größten europäischen Spendengebern behindert die Entwicklungsergebnisse in einigen der ärmsten Länder der Welt, heißt es im letzten Bericht von Publish What You Fund. Zusammengenommen ist die Europäische Union einer der größten Geber der Welt – allein im Jahre 2013 wurden 66 Milliarden Euro an Entwicklungshilfe geleistet. Nach wie […]
LONDON – Lack of transparency by major European donors is hindering development outcomes in some of the poorest countries in the world, says Publish What You Fund’s latest report. Together, the European Union and its member states are the largest body of donors in the world, giving €58.2 billion of critical development aid in 2014 […]
LONDON – Despite making several international transparency commitments, the vast majority of the world’s donors are still not sharing enough data about their development activities. The Aid Transparency Index (ATI), released today by Publish What You Fund, is the industry standard for assessing transparency among the top 68 aid-giving organisations, from countries including the U.S. […]
Campaigners are urging the UK Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to help halt a dangerous slide towards secrecy at a giant bank of which the UK is an owner. The already secretive European Investment Bank is proposing to make it far harder for European citizens to find out what it is up […]