European aid becoming more transparent
The Directorate General for Enlargement and the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) this week became the joint second European Commission departments to publish to the International Aid Transparency Initiative.
They join DG Development-EuropeAid (DEVCO) which has been publishing its aid information to IATI since 2011. EU collective publication to IATI now represents over 87% of EU ODA.
DG Enlargement is responsible for managing and assisting the process whereby countries join the European Union. It manages the bulk of the EU’s financial assistance to candidate countries and potential candidates, as well as to new member countries during a transition period following accession.
The Service for Foreign Policy Instruments is responsible for implementing EU external cooperation in relation to issues such as global security and development spending.
The information they have published is to a high-quality, and both departments should be congratulated for publishing ambitious implementation schedules in order to implement IATI by the 2015 deadline.