U.S. Continues To Make Progress On Foreign Aid Transparency Despite Challenges

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: Shining the Light on U.S. Foreign Assistance Transparency — An Interview with Dennis Vega
In an interview, Sarah Rose, senior policy analyst at CGD, speaks with Dennis Vega, managing director for planning, performance, and systems in the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources at the State Department, about the U.S. government’s progress in foreign assistance transparency. Rose writes, “What clearly emerges [from the interview] is that there have been some massive (if sometimes unsung) accomplishments in U.S. foreign aid transparency over the last five years. Continued progress is still necessary, of course, and will take place amidst ongoing challenges — difficulties reporting data …, uncertainty about how best to drive data use …, and the big question of ‘so what?'” (3/15).