Blogs Examine U.S. Agency, Initiative Rankings In Aid Transparency Index

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Blog,” CGD’s Ben Leo, Charles Kenny and Will McKitterick discuss Publish What You Fund’s (PWYF) recently released Aid Transparency Index rankings and present “our own extremely modest scheme for classifying U.S. agencies’ performance into the good, the bad, and the ugly.” They examine the Millennium Challenge Corporation, USAID, the Departments of Treasury, Defense and State, as well as PEPFAR. “As the Obama Administration pauses to assess its progress so far, there is a lot to be proud of. Yet, there remains a lot of terrain to traverse and a broad chasm separating individual agencies’ efforts that must be closed,” they write (10/24). The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines how PEPFAR ranked and includes comments from Nicole Valentinuzzi of PWYF and Erin Hohlfelder, global health policy director at ONE (Barton, 10/28).