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Latest blog posts
Data transparency is key to unlocking a successful Grand Bargain 3.0
As the Grand Bargain 3.0 launches, better data transparency is key to its success, achieving greater accountability and ensuring that progress is made on the original commitments and new initiatives
Reduced visibility? Opening up World Bank climate finance data
DI adapts World Bank data to allow users to identify which of their twenty thousand plus projects count towards the aggregate climate finance figures, and by how much.
The data behind the debate over Uganda’s income status
DI's Zach Christensen and Dean Breed look into the contested statistics behind the dispute between UBOS and the World Bank about Uganda's income status.
Including local and national actors in humanitarian open data
How data-driven transparency can be extended to better capture the critical work of local and national actors within the humanitarian system
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.