Transparency Critical To Development Aid Effectiveness

Humanosphere: Development aid is growing, but we still can’t track how most is spent
Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses the importance of transparency for development aid spending, citing recent reports from Publish What You Fund and the OECD. He concludes, “When countries rely on foreign aid, they make decisions based on promises by donor countries. The inability to know details about pledged aid can lead to significant budgetary problems. Which is to say, that more money is not necessarily helpful it if is hidden away” (4/26).

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