Last night, UK Secretary of State for Development Justine Greening launched the UK Aid Transparency Challenge, calling on international donors to do more to make their aid delivery more transparent.
Speaking at a Publish What You Fund, BOND and UK Aid Network event in London, Greening also announced the Aid Transparency Challenge Fund, which will encourage the development of tools to improve traceability of aid and the use of aid data.
Greening further set out how her Department for International Development (DFID) will require any organisation it works through to adhere to International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standards of transparency and accountability for their disbursement of DFID funds.
Publish What You Fund director David Hall-Matthews, said:
“We are pleased a large donor such as DFID recognises the need to bridge the gap between publishing good quality information and making it useful. There is a genuine need to make sure transparent data is interpreted in ways that will suit multiple users, especially citizens in developing countries. We will of course be watching with interest to see how developers respond to this new transparency challenge.”