A debate has ensued online after Till Brucker’s guest post on the Aid Watch blog on NGO transparency in Georgia. After having asked USAID to release budget details of NGOs operating in Georgia, he was sent the information (18 months later) with varying costs and totals blacked out.
ARTICLE 19, the campaign defending the right to free speech, yesterday launched a Declaration marking a new consensus on the role of transparency and free flow of information in achieving the MDGs.
Less than 24 hours ago Article 19 hosted ‘Transparency, Free Flow of Information and the Millennium Development Goals Conference 2010’ in London.
As of today, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations is granting free and open access to its database, FAOSTAT , which is the world’s largest repository of data on food, agriculture, and hunger.