DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
DFID is the main bilateral aid agency in the UK. It has been a leader in transparency and this is reflected in a sustained good performance in the Aid Transparency Index. DFID was instrumental in developing the IATI standard and publishes detailed data on its activities on the DevTracker.
In 2016, DFID recommitted to transparency across the supply chain in its bi- and multilateral development reviews, which were welcomed by Publish What You Fund. In 2018, DFID remains in the ‘very good’ category.
We now call on DFID to:
- Prioritise the publication of sub-national locations to the IATI Registry.
- Make further improvements to its publication of contacts and tenders, as well as results.
- Demonstrate the impact of transparency on development work by taking responsibility to promote the use of the data it publishes: internally, to promote coordination and effectiveness; and externally, to explore online and in-person feedback loops, including at country-level.