Advice from an aid transparency novice: Why donors need to publish their aid

Rupert Simons, new CEO of Publish What You Fund. Photo by: PWYF

After spending years advising various governments in developing countries in Africa, Rupert Simons last week officially took over the reins of leadership at Publish What You Fund.

From the outside, this role seems to be in an entirely new space for Simons. But while the campaign’s new CEO humbly admits “there’s a lot more that I have to know from them, than they could ever know from me,” he also offered some fresh insights that even veteran aid transparency advocates can learn from.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.