The Donor Tracker seeks to advance and support progress in global development by providing advocates with easy access to high-quality quantitative and qualitative strategic information to support their work.
The Donor Tracker is a unique online resource that offers free, independent, up-to-date analysis of 14 major OECD donors. Covering 90% of the world’s official development assistance (ODA), the Donor Tracker provides data-driven insights on strategic priorities, funding trends, decision-making and key opportunities.
Aiming to increase its interventions for nutrition, France published its 2016-2020 roadmap for action in the area of nutrition assistance, ‘Improving nutrition for vulnerable populations’. The roadmap identifies five main guidelines: 1) integrate nutrition in programs implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), 2) contribute to better consideration of nutrition-related issues in partner countries, 3) contribute to strengthened international and European mobilization for nutrition, 4) contribute to research and knowledge development on nutrition, and 5) contribute to education around nutrition.
The French government has chosen to prioritize eight countries for these actions: Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Laos, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, the Central African Republic, and Chad.
Members of the UK Parliament’s International Development Committee have criticized the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for what they consider decision-making motivated by media coverage including inaccurate claims of wasteful spending from DFID’s chief, Priti Patel. In a newly-released report and in public comments, MPs praised Patel’s efforts to make development assistance accountable but argued that there’s little evidence of wasteful spending, as Patel has previously claimed. Additionally, the committee claimed that DFID has allowed itself to be influenced by negative press coverage. In January DFID called off plans to give £5.2 million to Girl Effect, an advocacy group for female rights in Ethiopia, following media reports claiming that the money was instead funneled to useless projects.
The 58th Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Investment Corporation takes place in Ascunción, Paraguay. This official gathering is a forum for discussion among the institutions' Governors, many of whom are finance ministers of the regional and non-regional member countries, central bank presidents, and advisors. Representatives from multilateral financial institutions, development agencies, and commercial and investment banks are also invited to attend.
Location: Asunción, Paraguay
Held every 2-4 years by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), the 15th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH) is being hosted in the City of Melbourne, Australia, this coming April 3-7, 2017. The congress is intended as a forum for exchange of knowledge and experience on public health issues on the local, regional, national and global levels, including through the promotion of equality, the Sustainable Development Goals, and supporting the next generation of public health leaders. The event attracts between 2,000-4,000 delegates every year and will coincide with World Health Day on April 7, 2017. This year also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the WFPHA.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
There is a lot of data available out there on official development assistance – but there is not a lot of in-depth analysis to help people understand the political and practical contexts in which donors make their ODA funding decisions. The Donor Tracker pulls this all together.
”— Ann Starrs, President and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute in New York
The Donor Tracker is an excellent tool for advocates everywhere to understand ODA budget processes in other countries and who the key players are in development policy.
”— Dr Christoph Benn, Director of External Relations at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva
The Donor Tracker provides advocates working in global development with information that is critical for their work: It explains how political decisions are taken, what kind of strategic priorities donors have and helps them to identify key advocacy opportunities during the political year.
”— Joe Cerrell, Managing Director, Global Policy and Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
To advance the global health agenda, it is important to understand how donors think: What is important to them, what do they fund? Which political factors influence their preferences? The Donor Tracker responds to these questions for every major donor. It’s incredibly useful.
”— Dean Jamison, Professor of Global Health at the University of California in San Francisco