How transparent is global aid now and where do we go from here?
Wednesday June 24 2020,
15:00 – 16:00 BST, 10:00 – 11:00 EDT
The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has put a new spotlight on foreign aid. What are donors doing? How much is available? Do we know where it is going? And are we sure that it is targeted to those most in need? While the global response clearly needs to adapt to the current realities, it has crystalized the importance of transparency and accountability in how aid and development finance is programmed, distributed, and measured.
On Wednesday June 24, we will be launching the 2020 Aid Transparency Index, the only independent measure of aid transparency among the world’s major donors. The discussion will provide insights into how transparent the 47 major aid and development agencies are, who has topped the Index, and what are the next steps for transparency and accountability.
This webinar will be hosted by the Brookings Institution’s Global Economy and Development programme.
Gary Forster will first present the key findings of the 2020 Aid Transparency Index. George Ingram will then moderate a conversation between a panel of experts on the implications for the future of aid transparency, the role of engagement and trust, and how demand for data is evolving. Questions from the audience will follow the discussion.
Viewers can submit questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter by using #2020Index
The webinar will feature:
Global Economy and Development
Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy
Save the Children
Henry Asor Nkang
Development Assistance Database Manager
Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Abuja, Nigeria
USAID Mission in Chisinau, Moldova
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