How Can Data Revolutionize Development?
Friends of Publish What You Fund and Oxfam America invite you to the launch of “How Can Data Revolutionize Development: An Assessment of US Foreign Aid Transparency and Putting Data at the Center of US Global Development”.
Over the last decade the US Government and a range of civil society stakeholders have taken considerable steps to improve US foreign aid transparency. The US has been a signatory to a number of global processes, including the International Aid Transparency Initiative and the Open Government Partnership. With significant input from USG and civil society organizations, Friends of Publish What You Fund has assessed the progress of US aid transparency over the last decade. From those learnings, we have produced recommendations to continue the progress of making US aid transparent, and offering some new ideas to expand US commitments in order to put the data revolution at the heart of US global development going forward.
The event will include a short presentation on the report findings and recommendations for the next Administration. This will be followed by a discussion chaired by George Ingram, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution and Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund. The panel's topics will include the growing importance of humanitarian assistance data, how to address the gender-data deficit to improve overall development outcomes, and additional steps that will improve US data quality and encourage greater use.
We are delighted to be joined by the following panelists:
- Tessie San Martin, President and Chief Executive of PLAN International USA
- Nora O’Connell, Associate Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children
- Beth Tritter, Vice President for the Department of Policy and Evaluation, Millennium Challenge Corporation
The event is open to the press.