Gary Forster and Henry Lewis are just back from Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. They have been finishing the research stage of our humanitarian transparency project –trying to understand the data needs and challenges of humanitarian actors on the ground, and how they might be addressed. In a new blog with our partners Ruba Ishak and Max Seilern from Ground Truth Solutions, they reflect on their experience in Bangladesh and the insights shared by interviewees who are dealing with one of the biggest refugee crises in the world.
Our regular news update, including details of our humanitarian transparency webinar, a gender data blog prepared for World Humanitarian Day, plus news on corruption, accountability, ODA gender funding, US aid transparency and blended finance.
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 […]