Karin Christiansen

Publish What You Fund

Karin Christiansen is a Board Member and former Managing Director of Publish What You Fund, which was launched at the 2008 Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness by a coalition of governance, aid effectiveness and access to information organisations. Ms Christiansen worked as the Policy Manager at the ONE campaign and for six years as Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute. Her policy and research specialties included aid, donor behaviour, aid effectiveness and reform – particularly from a recipient country perspective. She worked as an Economist at the Rwandan Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Agriculture. Prior to that, Ms Christiansen worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Catholic Relief Services in Croatia.

Publish What You Fund urges donors to disclose their aid information regularly and promptly, and in a common format that will be comparable with other aid spending and accessible to all. The organization publishes an annual aid transparency Index ranking donors.