EVENT – Transparent Aid: When an Urgent Demand is not Enough

Details: 11:00 – 12:30 on Friday 17th April in room: I 2 – 250 at the World Bank

Publish What You Fund will host an event during the World Bank Spring Meetings asking what lessons have been learned in the Ebola response and whether open data could have improved it.

At the recent EU Ebola Recovery Conference, Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma argued that aid transparency and accountability will be critical to recovery efforts and asked “donors to improve their transparency by publishing what they fund according to the International Aid Transparency Initiative. This will make us more effective and allow donors and our citizens to hold us to account.”

Moderated by our CEO, Rupert Simons, the panel will draw on experience from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to discuss how donor transparency might have improved the effectiveness of the response and must guide the recovery.

Panelists include:

  • Amanda Glassman – Global Health policy and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, Center for Global Development
  • Jeremy M. Konyndyk, Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID
  • Amara M. Konneh, Minister of Finance, Government of Liberia, TBC
  • Senior Official, World Bank, TBC

We hope you can join us and follow the discussion on Twitter via @aidtransparency and #EbolaResponse

For further information, please contact Catalina Reyes catalina.reyes@publishwhatyoufund.org / US cell: 202.701.9753

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