The Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act (FATAA) was passed by Congress in 2016 to require the US agencies involved in implementing foreign assistance to publish detailed country-based information on their activities. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently assessed how well the 22 agencies are complying with the data requirements. Our US representative Sally Paxton and the Brookings Institution’s George Ingram have been analysing the OMB report and conclude that it falls short in a number of ways. In this blog they summarise the gaps and missed opportunities.
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President Trump will soon send Congress his budget for FY 2020. The development community is fully expecting drastic cuts to the proposed foreign aid budget – repeating the FY ‘18 and ’19 scenarios. Over the past 18 months we have conducted detailed research into the impact of proposed cuts. In this blog we reflect on our findings and their significance for the FY 20 budget debate.
MCC still global leader ranked 5th out of 45 agencies USAID places 16th, solidly in the ‘good’ category, in a global transparency ranking after making efforts to improve the quality of its foreign assistance data. The Aid Transparency Index, launched by Publish What You Fund, ranked 45 major donor organisations globally. The Index assesses donors […]
George Ingram, Board Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund, has delivered testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs on the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations for the State Department, USAID, and MCC. This testimony delivers the conclusions we made in our US Foreign Assistance Project. Background Friends of Publish […]
This blog was written by Sally Paxton, our US representative, and George Ingram, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Chair of the Board of Friends of Publish What You Fund. It was originally posted on June 13th on the Brookings Institution’s Website. The U.S. publishes an enormous amount of data on foreign assistance—including detailed information on […]