Transparency and accountability

Why transparency and accountability should be a principle of good blended finance

Resources

Oh no, I hear the reader sigh, not another blog about transparency and accountability from an NGO. But in the case of blended finance,[i] we really do need more transparency and accountability. Why? Two reasons: One: because the current picture has some serious transparency red flags (covered in detail in our recent report). The challenges […]


Humanitarian transparency: moving from commitment to action

Humanitarian

The first of the 10 commitments within the Grand Bargain, signed at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, is to improve the transparency of humanitarian financing. This is a very welcome commitment, both setting out practical actions for signatories and playing an important role in tracking other Grand Bargain commitments. All signatories committed to “publish timely, […]


Baseline report: Implementing and monitoring the Grand Bargain commitment on transparency

Humanitarian

As part of the Grand Bargain, signatory organisations agreed to work towards greater transparency by improving the quality, availability and use of data on humanitarian funding. Greater transparency will enhance accountability and decision-making and, critically, contribute to improving humanitarian effectiveness. As a first step, signatories agreed to publish timely, transparent, harmonised and open high-quality data […]


Workshops: Working together to improve humanitarian transparency

Humanitarian

We are hosting two consultation workshops in New York and Washington DC to bring together humanitarian data publishers and users to explore the rationale, use and benefits of IATI Standard. New York Date Wednesday 26 April 2017 Time 10.30−15.00 EST Location UNDP, 304 East 45th Street, FF1507, New York, NY 10017   Washington DC Date […]


Implementing and monitoring the Grand Bargain commitment on transparency

Humanitarian

At the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, Grand Bargain signatory organisations agreed to work towards greater transparency by identifying and implementing a shared open data standard and common digital platform to enhance transparency and decision-making. As a first step they committed to publishing timely, transparent, harmonised and open high-quality data on humanitarian funding and […]


Workshop: Working together to improve humanitarian transparency

Humanitarian

Date 29 March 2017 Time 13.30−16.30 CET Location Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG), Rue de Varembé 17, CH 1211 Genève 20, Switzerland About Transparency is a fundamental part of improving the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of crisis prevention and response. The commitment by Grand Bargain signatory organisations to publish timely, transparent, harmonised and open […]


Helping the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) reach its potential

Data use

This week, we’re representing IATI – an initiative making information about aid spending easier to access, use and understand – at TAG 2017. This is the flagship event for IATI’s global technical community committed to improving transparency and open data in development. To date, IATI has attracted more than 500 publishers, who are sharing information about […]


Reaching the potential of IATI data

Data use

Development and humanitarian actors of all types have traditionally faced challenges accessing quality, timely, forward-looking and comprehensive data on resource inputs and results. In 2008, the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) was launched as a voluntary multi-stakeholder initiative to improve the transparency of aid, development and humanitarian resources. IATI has come a long way in […]


An introduction to IATI for humanitarian actors

Humanitarian

This background paper introduces humanitarian actors, particularly those organisations that have signed up to the Grand Bargain, to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Standard. It answers key questions about the purpose of IATI, how it works, who uses it, and how it relates to existing humanitarian financing tracking systems and platforms. At the World […]


Approaches to measuring and monitoring South-South cooperation

Data use

Southern providers themselves recognise the benefits of such measuring and monitoring – it enables South–South cooperation to maximise its unique contribution to Agenda 2030. Moreover, there is a clear demand for better information from partner countries. Better data would support monitoring and evaluation, improve effectiveness, explore synergies with other resources and ensure accountability to a […]