Our regular news update, including blogs on our next Aid Transparency Index and ongoing humanitarian transparency research. It also features news from the Overseas Development Institute, Southern Voice, One Campaign and Lowy Institute.
The International Development Select Committee has published a report looking at how the UK Government spends its international aid budget. The Committee says that Department for International Development (DFID) is channelling more funds through multilateral organisations, like the UN and World Bank, even though they have higher administrative costs. Chair of the Committee, Rt Hon Sir […]
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 […]
Today, UN Women became the 100th publisher to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). David Hall-Matthews, Director of Publish What You Fund, said: “This is encouraging news. We are impressed by the number of agencies and NGOs who are now publishing their information to IATI, alongside major donors such as the World Bank and DFID. IATI is the most useful […]
World Bank contracts will be available online as part of a global initiative to fight corruption and get governments to disclose their deals with private companies. In Johannesburg this week for the first Open contracting initiative meeting, Sanjay Pradhan, vice-president of the World Bank Institute said the organisation would “walk the talk”, ensuring its own contracts are disclosed […]
In a letter to Publish What You Fund, the new World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, reaffirmed the Bank’s commitment to the openness agenda and praised the campaign for their continued promotion of the issue. Jim Yong Kim said: “The World Bank sees openness and transparency as key to delivering better development results and strengthening accountability…we appreciate your […]