Organisation: DFID

The UK’s Department for International Development is currently conducting research into a new programme, tentatively called Start Up! As the name would suggest, this new programme could see DFID starting to support entrepreneurship and start-up ventures in a big way for the very first time. I say ‘could’, as the programme has yet to be […]

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Fran Perrin, Director and Founder of Indigo Trust writes: Last month I blogged about joining DFID’s International Development Sector Transparency Panel.  The panel met on May 15th and I wanted to provide an overview of the main issues discussed. The panel is comprised of the following members:

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Last week, the UK’s Overseas Development Institute hosted an event examining the role that citizens can play in challenging corruption. Pierre Landell-Mills – from the Partnership for Transparency’s Fund (PTF) and author of the new book Citizens against Corruption – was adamant that governance reform can only come from within a country and that external […]

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Fran Perrin, Founder and Director of The Indigo Trust, writes: I’m delighted to be joining the Department for International Development’s ‘International Development Sector Transparency Panel’.

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As many of you know, there has been increasing interest at DFID in supporting interventions which utilise technology to improve governance, increase transparency and accountability and increase civil participation. To this end, DFID, Omidyar Network and Wired magazine have partnered to host an exciting high-level event called Open Up in London on 13th November 2012.  […]

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It may be of interest to some of you that DFID Uganda has recently launched a tender for a programme to strengthen accountability in the health sector in Uganda. The Health Sector Accountability Project (HSAP), which is part of a wider DFID Uganda Accountability Programme (UAP), aims to understand and improve planning of health service […]

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Earlier this week, I attended a two-day meeting of the International Aid Transparency Initiative’s Technical Advisory Group, which for obvious reasons is frequently shortened to the IATI TAG. If you’re unfamiliar with IATI, it’s a globally agreed initiative that helps organisations involved in the funding, execution or oversight of international development projects to publish data on […]

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