Next week, the world’s development actors will meet at the first High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico. The meeting is an opportunity to kick-start efforts to ensure governments’ transparency commitments on development cooperation are met by 2015.

GPEDC_English_ColourAlong with more than 50 other organisations, networks and individuals, we have written advocacy letters to Ministers and heads of agencies/multilateral organisations, telling them to accelerate and deepen their own transparency commitments.


At the last global meeting in Busan in 2011, development providers made a promise to publish all their aid to a common data standard by 2015.

Now more information on development cooperation is being published than ever before… but the vast majority are still off-track to meet their commitment.

What are we asking?

We call on development providers to:

  • Accelerate efforts to publish timely, comprehensive and forward-looking data on all development flows in accordance with IATI and improve the quality of published data;
  • Ensure information on development cooperation is compatible and aligned with partner countries’ budgets and systems;
  • Support specific actions to improve access, dissemination and use of this data by all stakeholders at country level.

Who have we sent it to?

  • African Development Bank
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • European Commission
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • GAVI Alliance
  • Germany
  • Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • UNDP
  • USA: Department of State
  • World Bank

Who’s signed up?

Access Info Europe – Helen Darbishire, Executive Director

Africa Freedom of Information Centre – Gilbert Sendugwa, Coordinator & Head of Secretariat

AidData – Brad Parks and Nancy McGuire Choi, Co-Executive Directors

Article 19 – Thomas Hughes, Executive Director

Bond – Ben Jackson, Chief Executive

CAFOD – Graham Gordon, Head of Policy

Canadian Council for International Co-operation – Julia Sánchez, President and CEO

Christian Aid – Alison Kelly, Head of Policy

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation – Dr Danny Sriskandarajah, Secretary General

Council for International Development – Dr Wren Green, Director

DATA Uruguay – Fabrizio Scrollini, Chairman

Development Gateway – Jean-Louis Sarbib, Chief Executive Officer

Development Initiatives – Harpinder Collacott, Director of Engagement and Impact

Dóchas – Hans Zomer, Director

Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación – Miguel Pulido, Executive Director

Global Integrity – Nathaniel Heller, Executive Director

Global Movement for Budget Transparency Accountability and Participation (BTAP) – Rocio Moreno, Global BTAP Coordinator

Integrity Action – Fredrik Galtung, Chief Executive

Integrity Watch Afghanistan – Yama Torabi, Director

InterAction – Sam Worthington, President and CEO

International Budget Partnership – Warren Krafchik, Director

Iraqi Journalists Rights Defense Association (IJRDA) – Ibrahim Al-Sragey, Director

Kepa – Timo Lappalainen, Executive Director

Obong Denis Udo-Inyang Foundation – Emem Udo-Inyang, Director

ODA Watch – Tae Joo LEE, Chair

Open Knowledge Foundation – Rufus Pollock, Founder and President

OpenTheGovernment – Patrice McDermott, Executive Director

Oxfam America

Plan International USA – Tessie San Martin, President/CEO

Publish What You Fund – Dr David Hall-Matthews, Managing Director

Slovak NGDO Platform – Lenka Nemcová, Executive Secretary

Sunlight Foundation – Ellen Miller, Founder and Director

Transparency International – Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director

Twaweza East Africa – Rakesh Rajani, Head

UK Aid Network – Amy Dodd, Coordinator

Ushahidi – Juliana Rotich, Executive Director

World Vision International – Beris Gwynne, Partnership Leader for Global Accountability

Youth Association for Development (YAD) – Atta ul Haq Khaderzai, Chief Executive Officer


Additional for U.S. letter


George Ingram – Senior Fellow, Brookings

Ben Leo – Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Larry Nowels – Independent Consultant

Diana Ohlbaum – Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)                                                                      


Center for Effective Government – Gavin Baker, Open Government Policy Analyst

Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network – Didier Trinh, Executive Director

ONE – Tom Hart, US Executive Director

Save the Children USA – Carolyn Miles, President and CEO

The Lugar Center – Lori Rowley, Director, Global Food Security and Aid Effectiveness Programs

The Lugar Center – Connie Veillette, Senior Fellow

Transparency International USA – Claudia J. Dumas, President and CEO


Additional for UK letter

ActionAid UK – Jenny Ricks, Director of Policy Advocacy and Campaigns

ONE – Diane Sheard, UK Director

Oxfam GB – Mark Goldring, Chief Executive


Additional for Germany letter

ONE Deutschland – Andreas Hübers, Senior Policy Manager

Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland – Claudia Schwegmann, Board member

Transparency International Deutschland e.V. – Dr. Christian Humborg, Managing Director

Additional for other letters


Transparency International Australia – Greg Thompson, Executive Director, International (for Australia)

Transparency International Korea (South) – Geo-Sung KIM, Chairperson (for South Korea)

Transparencia Mexicana – Eduardo Bohórquez, Executive Director (for Mexico)