Roundtable discussion

Roundtable discussion

Opening Data – from Publication to Use for Sustainable Development

Date: Monday 21 September 15:00-17.00

Place: Action Aid 33-39 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BJ


The importance of open and transparent data on aid flows into developing countries is now a generally accepted principle – it aims to enable better coordination of donors, more effective budget allocations within developing countries and support better accountability. All of this increases the overall effectiveness, results and long term impact of aid. The UK has historically been a strong leader in aid transparency at a political, policy and implementation level. The commitments made in the UK National Action Plan (NAP) for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) have played a clear role in helping to direct and strengthen that leadership.

A new two-year action plan is currently being drafted and provides a key moment to think about where next for aid transparency, to help shape new commitments and beyond. Publish What You Fund, the UK Aid Network, the International Budget Partnership and Integrity Action invite you to join us for a policy roundtable to discuss the future of aid transparency as part of the new NAP.

The roundtable will be an opportunity to discuss questions including:

  • What is next for aid transparency: how do we move from data publication to data use?
  • Who should be the main users of aid information and what is needed to foster greater interest from a broader range of ‘less technical’ civil society organisations?
  • What kind of data use will make an impact on the effectiveness of aid?
  • What concrete structures and policies could help enable this?

Following this roundtable, a note of the event and discussions will be produced which will also seek to inform some recommendations for the new NAP.

Read the full concept note and agenda.

RSVP to Amy Dodd: [email protected]