‘Transparency is critical’ – ONE’s aid effectiveness day

ONE’s aid effectiveness day brought together experts from the German government to discuss the future of development assistance. Reporting on the day in ONE’s blog, Carola Bieniek quotes a participant who summed up a current problem in aid: “Everybody understands that building a school helps to fight poverty. They also understand that building a hospital helps to fight poverty. But that information might even be more important is not quite as easy to understand for most.”

Interesting discussions took place around issues including civil society engagement in poverty alleviation efforts and new initiatives such as SEND which are helping to increase aid transparency in Africa.

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