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4 June 2020

Strengthening data-driven transparency in response to Covid-19

Liz Steele and Mark Brough share DI's experience of developing a new Covid-19 data visualisation, including incentives for organisations to improve the quality of the data they are publishing.

Written by Liz Steele

Fellow

25 July 2019

Priorities for the UK’s incoming Secretary of State Alok Sharma

As Alok Sharma takes office as Secretary of State, DI's Amy Dodd sets out key priorities for the UK and its global development agenda.

Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

18 July 2019

From review to delivery on the Global Goals – what should the immediate priorities be for the UK government?

On 26 June, the UK government published its Voluntary National Review measuring delivery against the Global Goals - but does it accurately capture progress?

Written by Harpinder Collacott

Executive Director

6 June 2019

The future of humanitarian transparency – assembling the big picture

Anna Petruccelli and Daniel Stevens discuss the Grand Bargain's transparency commitment, and progress toward greater humanitarian transparency.

Written by

Anna Petruccelli, Daniel Stevens

18 March 2019

The next step for Grand Bargain transparency – from data publication to data use

DI's Angus Urquhart and Senior Consultant Lisa Walmsley analyse signatories' progress against the Grand Bargain transparency commitment.

18 September 2018

A missed opportunity to improve UK aid

The UK government has released a response to the IDC report, which points to a lack of development focus in UK departments and poor progress on transparency

Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

19 June 2018

Placing affected people at the heart of the Grand Bargain transparency commitment

2018 is important for the Grand Bargain’s first workstream: greater transparency.

Written by Harpinder Collacott

Executive Director

18 June 2018

Increasing the use of IATI data in country systems – reflections from Senegal and Madagascar

Petya Kangalova explores the use of IATI data in country aid information management systems (AIMS), with pilot projects in Senegal and Madagascar.

Written by

Conrad Zellmann, Petya Kangalova

17 May 2018

Connecting IATI and FTS for streamlined humanitarian reporting

An introduction to a pilot project that aims to provide an automated way for organizations to publish information about their humanitarian funding.