Our fortnightly news roundup, including our noisy data blog and updates from OECD DAC, ODI,IATICGD plus news on the Australian aid budget and US DFC.
Thirty-five donor organisations and governments have so far released implementation schedules for the common standard on aid information, with at least five more plans likely to be published in the coming weeks. It is encouraging that donors representing the lion’s share of global aid flows have delivered on their Busan commitment of outlining their plans […]
AusAID’s Transparency Charter reached a significant milestone this week with the release of six updated country web pages. The new ‘transparent’ country pages provide detailed information on AusAID’s work, to explain where Australia’s money is spent and its impact on reducing poverty. Under the Transparency Charter, all country, regional and thematic web pages will be published […]
On 23 November Australia strengthened its commitment to aid transparency by launching a new Transparency Charter, which will be implemented by: regularly updating information and data about AusAID country program activities — including expenditure, results and annual performance reports, within more comprehensive webpages; fully participating in the International Aid Transparency Initiative that provides data for […]
Today Australia became the fifth organisation and third major official donor to publish aid information to the International Aid Transparency Initiative registry, having released all of its aid documents to the international standard’s website. This comes after data releases by the UK, World Bank, Hewlett Foundation, and Development Initiatives Poverty Research, and sets an important precedent for […]
An independent review of Australian aid effectiveness has made recommendations for greater transparency of Australian aid. The Australian cabinet has agreed, in principle, to the vast majority of the recommendations, including the implementation of a Transparency Charter that will be issued at the end of this year. The review notes that the Australian aid program […]