Data, yes. Technology, yes. Transparency, yes. But for whom? Availability does not equal access. How does a “data revolution” work for people who are poor? If we’re not asking that fundamental question, what’s the point? Transparency is still just a first step towards accountability and ownership of aid funding. Unless citizens in developing nations receive comprehensive, timely, and comparable information from donors, they can’t hold their governments accountable, and those governments can’t plan, prioritize, or explain to their populations what they are doing with foreign assistance.