On 20th September, the first day of the MDG Summit in New York, Andrew Mitchell, UK Minister for International Development showed his intention to lead the world on aid transparency.
Publish What You Fund hopes that the MDG Summit in New York points to improved integration of aid transparency in its strategy for achieving the goals. Some resources relating to aid transparency in the MDGs are collected below, and our analysis of the U.S. MDG Strategy can be read here.
On 14th September, Katie Nguyen asked “What have the Millennium Development Goals ever done for us?” Writing on the Reuters Humanitarian site, Alertnet, she acknowledges that although nobody can fault the aim of the MDGs, issues such as poor data have ‘provoked as much doubt as support’.
Less than 24 hours ago Article 19 hosted ‘Transparency, Free Flow of Information and the Millennium Development Goals Conference 2010’ in London.
Publish What You Fund welcomes the new US strategy for meeting the Millennium Development Goals unveiled on Friday July 30 by Administrator Shah. We strongly commend Dr. Shah on his continued commitment to aid transparency and applaud his continued efforts in “preserving and accelerating the momentum toward the MDGs”.