The 31st of December 2015 marks the deadline that donors set themselves to make their aid fully transparent. The Road to 2015 campaign was launched over a year ago to push donors to meet their commitment and we are now entering the home …

Road to 2015: The Home Straight Read more »

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 …

Roundtable discussion Read more »

We pledge to be more transparent at every level — because more information on government activity should be open, timely, and freely available to the people. We pledge to engage more of our citizens in decision-making — because it makes …

How can the OGP push forward the open aid data agenda? Read more »

This week, many of us have been gripped by the story of thousands of people, mostly from Syria, trying to travel from Hungary to Germany via Austria. The story reminded me of an earlier refugee crisis. I grew up in …

From open borders to open data Read more »

At the Busan High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in 2011, the world’s largest aid providers committed to publishing their data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) by the end of 2015. IATI is the only international open data standard …

2016 Aid Transparency Index: Who will uphold their commitment to aid transparency? Read more »

Earlier this month, Publish What You Fund’s U.S. Aid Transparency Review showed strong improvements from the U.S. Government (USG). In particular, USAID should be congratulated for its leap from a narrowly achieved “Fair” to a solid “Good,” while MCC continues …

What’s next for U.S. Government aid transparency? Read more »

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 …

The Addis Ababa Voluntary Action Agenda Read more »

This is a guest post from George Ingram, senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution and Chair of Publish What You Fund’s U.S. Advisory Committee (originally posted here) With considerable discussion and side events expected …

USAID steps forward on aid transparency Read more »

Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund today launched a new joint project aimed at improving the way that data can be shared and used. The Joined-Up Data Standards project, supported by Omidyar Network, seeks to change the way in …

Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund launch new project to make data easier to compare and use Read more »