Using IATI to trace US aid to Ghana

Data use

The report uses data from the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI); aid flow traceability throughout the implementation chain is a key part of IATI, which provides up-to-date and reliable aid data to improve accountability, coordination and effectiveness. More than 600 development organisations publish to the IATI Standard, but there remains a traceability gap that stems […]

Webinar: How is aid changing? An introduction to ODA modernisation


Date 20 September 2017 Time 10.00–11.30 am (BST) Location online webinar (register below) Development Initiatives speakers Cordelia Lonsdale, Senior Policy & Engagement Adviser; Rob Tew, Head of Technical Development About this webinar The OECD DAC – the membership group of developed countries that provides official development assistance (ODA), or aid – has embarked on a process of […]

Changing the rules of aid: understanding ODA modernisation


This animated presentation provides an overview of the drivers behind aid reform and what the process and timelines for change look like. It also presents a summary of key changes expected, and introduces some of the implications for policy and practice, and for anyone who works with ODA data. The upcoming rule changes by the OECD […]

Humanitarian funding: What were 2016’s key trends?


Global spending in response to humanitarian crises reached an estimated US$27.3 billion in 2016. Our Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 provides detailed and comprehensive analysis of what’s behind this. Here are four key trends in where the money comes from and how and where it is delivered – and what this means for current and […]

Syria crisis: Kuwait II commitments still unmet


Today marks the three-year anniversary of the outbreak of the Syrian crisis. This blog looks at the funds committed in response to the crisis since the Kuwait II pledging conference. Two months after this conference, which aimed to generate immediate funds, the funding commitments made have not been met. The data presented in this blog […]

Mapping and navigating the humanitarian system: an interactive guide


Today we have launched our brand new interactive guide to humanitarian financing to help people navigate and understand what can be a very complex system. Humanitarian aid network: who’s who? Our new illustrative guide to humanitarian response clearly maps out who is involved and incorporates those working in the areas of financing, coordinating, delivering or reporting. The guide explains […]

ATHA Webcast - Follow the Money: How has aid measured up in 2012


The GHA Report 2012 was featured in the latest webcast from Harvard University’s Advanced Training programme on Humanitarian Action (ATHA). The report was used as a focal point for wider discussion on the capacity of current funding systems to meet humanitarian needs. The three panellists, Tasneem Mowjee (policy2practice), Robert Smith (UN OCHA) and Julia Steets […]

New country profiles from GHA: the latest data


Today GHA is launching five new country profiles: Australia, Côte d’Ivoire, Finland, Kenya and Nepal.  These build on the series of profiles which provide country-by-country perspectives on humanitarian funding, helping us to understand how the humanitarian system really works and how countries are situated within it. The full group covers donors, recipients and those which […]

Aid investments in disaster risk reduction - rhetoric to action


GHA has launched a new report: Aid investments in disaster risk reduction – rhetoric to action. This provides the latest comprehensive analysis on leading government donor’s investments in reducing risk of humanitarian disasters. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) often in conjunction with emergency preparedness, climate change adaptation and resilience building has become an increasingly common element […]