The Aid Transparency Index has been going since 2011, and its methodology has remained substantially unchanged since 2013. When we first produced the Index, no donors were in the ‘very good’ or ‘good’ categories. Now a third of them are.
So we are raising the bar. Later this year we will consult on revisions to the Aid Transparency Index, with a view to testing three main options:
• Looking at a broader set of financial flows, including loans and climate finance.
• Encouraging better quality data that makes it easier to trace aid and its results.
• Focusing on how the data is used, by asking who uses data, what their needs are and how donors can help meet those needs.