Researchers: Mike Hubbard and Pranay Sinha
Funder: UK Department for International Development (DFID)
The International Development Department, University of Birmingham has won funding in DFID’s Future of Aid and Beyond Research Competition 2010-11. This research window is expected to prepare for future challenges and opportunities, identify and better understand fast-emerging issues, such as the rise of newly powerful economies, engage with some of the best new ideas and help prepare for future 'unknowns'.
The project investigates the incentives and disincentives for non traditional donors to adhere to International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) categorisation and code of conduct and in the wake of such non binding IATI or OECD-DAC standards, what challenges and opportunities such donors bring to the IATI.
The focal output of the research will be a proposed south-south cooperation data categorisation that has the potential to complement ongoing International Aid Transparency Initiative standards.