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
We recently attended the select committee hearing on how ODA is being managed in the UK. This was a timely event, given we are mid-way through our review of the aid transparency of all aid spending government departments in the UK. It led us to ponder “What does government accountability of international aid look like?”
Governments should allocate ODA budgets through the channels that will most effectively alleviate poverty and contribute to the SDGs. How do we know that development finance institutions (DFIs) are an appropriate vehicle for ODA spend? In the latest blog in our series on DFI transparency, Gary Forster teams up with CAFOD’s Dario Kenner to explore how governments and shareholders can be confident that DFI investments are delivering impact and value for money. Taking the example of the UK’s CDC Group, they ask If CDC’s portfolio is making a game-changing contribution to the SDGs.
Our latest round up of news, blogs and reports, featuring the challenges of tracking humanitarian spending, a job opportunity and news from the UK National Audit Office, Luminate, Development Initiatives and Staffordshire University.
The UK Government has committed to improve aid transparency of ODA-spending departments by 2020. In this blog, Alex Tilley examines how we will be monitoring and supporting their progress.
Reflecting on the contrasting fates of the two UK agencies featured in the Aid Transparency Index, this blog examines what the Foreign & Commonwealth Office could learn from others in order to improve its transparency.