This event is organised by the Governments of Bangladesh, Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom in collaboration with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), Publish What You Fund, Transparency International and UNDP.

When: Monday, 18th July 07:45 – 9.00 EDT. Light breakfast served starting at 7:30 am.
Where: United Nations Secretariat, Conference Building, Conference Room B (first basement), New York City

There is a need to ‘follow the money’ to make sure sufficient resources are going to the SDGs and that funds are spent effectively and without corruption, ensuring sustainable development results for everyone.

Greater openness and better open data can allow this to happen and to maximise the impact of funding. This event will discuss how countries have used the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and other open data standards to track sustainable development monies and ensure ‘no one is left behind’.

Opening remarks

  • Karina Gould Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, Government of Canada

Closing remarks

  • Simona Marinescu Director, Development Impact Group, UNDP


  • Barun Dev Mitra, Economic Minister, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
  • Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director, Development Initiatives
  • Craig Fagan, Head of Global Policy, Transparency International


  • Sanjeev Khagram, Director, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data


Please send confirmation email to: Jessica Ebrard ( by Thursday, 14 July.

Note: For non-UN pass holders, please confirm by Wednesday, 13 July to secure your event pass.