10 Of 46 Largest Aid Donors Meet Transparency Commitments, Report Shows

Devex: Only 25 percent of aid meets transparency benchmark
“More than five years after top donors pledged to make all aid transparent by 2015, data compiled in the Aid Transparency Index and released Wednesday by Publish What You Fund found that only 10 donors, responsible for only a quarter of all aid, are hitting the mark…” (Anders, 4/13).

The Guardian: Big aid donors failing to lift the lid on how they spend their cash
“…Publish What You Fund, a global campaign for aid transparency, analyzed funds from 46 donors and found that most had failed to uphold commitments made in 2011 in Busan, South Korea, to publish details of their development projects to a common open standard: the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). This year’s index shows that 10 out of 46 of the largest and most influential donors, which account for 25 percent of global aid, provided enough information to enable recipient governments to plan, or for citizens to hold their governments to account, said Rupert Simons, CEO of Publish What You Fund…” (Chonghaile, 4/13).

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