Disasters such as droughts, floods and storms kill more women than men. Women form a crucial, but often overlooked contingent of first responders in humanitarian crises. This year’s World Humanitarian Day focuses on the work being done by women in today’s crises. We thought it timely to share a new blog on the need for gender disaggregated data and greater understanding of the information needs of local actors in humanitarian crises. Charlotte Smith examines why having proper information at both a global macro level and local micro level is crucial to tailoring our responses to those most in need, and fulfilling our promise to Leave No One Behind
Our latest review of blogs and reports, including a paper examining the effectiveness of the Aid Transparency Index, a new database of ‘humanitarian voices’, a focus on SDG 16 and the use of blockchain technology in service delivery
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.
Open, accessible and joined-up data is crucial to the data revolution. It’s time for donors to take responsibility for it. Development data and information on its own can be very dry and difficult to dissect and analyse. The discussion on what constitutes Official Development Assistance (ODA), what doesn’t, what other funding flows exist, etc. are […]
This speech by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, was initially posted on UNDP’s website here. You can view the recorded version of the event on the Aid Transparency Index website. I am delighted to join this launch of the 2016 Publish What You Fund Aid Transparency Index. UNDP places the utmost importance on making information about […]
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 […]