Publish What You Fund is a not-for-profit organisation that campaigns for aid transparency – more and better information about aid.
Publish What You Fund urges donors to disclose their aid information regularly and promptly, and in a standardised format that will be comparable with other countries and accessible to all.
They support greater disclosure of aid information in line with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Standard and promote the central importance of aid transparency within international discussions on aid effectiveness and freedom of information. Their campaign for aid transparency focuses primarily on the EU, U.S. and World Bank, as the world’s largest aid donors.
In support of their advocacy work they carry out research and monitoring to track the progress of aid transparency in donor countries. they have worked with partners to improve the accessibility of aid information to members of the public, for example a visualisation of aid spending by the UK’s Department for International Development.
Publish What You Fund maintains a small office in London and works with partners and networks internationally including the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network and InterAction in the U.S. and CONCORD’s AidWatch initiative in the EU. Publish What You Fund was launched at the 2008 Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness by a coalition of governance, aid effectiveness and access to information organisations.
Publish What You Fund’s main funders are the Hewlett Foundation and the Open Society Institute.