The NGO ‘Publish What You Fund’ has released its 2012 Aid Transparency Rankings. You can read the full report here [large PDF]. The NZ aid programme has been assessed as moderately transparent and as having improved in this area. Read in detail about NZ here.

NZ’s score was boosted by the fact that the aid programme now publishes aid activity data (here) to something approximating International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Standards.

NZADDs have turned these data into Excel Pivot Tables. Pivot Tables allow you to look at top level information, filter for particular countries, and double click on specific cells to see the detail of the aid activities that contribute to different types of aid in different places. Please be aware that 2011 data is only provisional and that the numbers will change somewhat when MFAT update it later this year. Please also note that the activity level data isn’t complete. Some aid activities are missing for some reason. You can download the Pivot Tables here (Excel file – will only work on Excel 2007 or more recent versions).