Monday, 17 September 2007

What this blog is about

Welcome to Pop Goes The Weasel.

This blog is about transparency and accountability in the international aid and emergency relief sectors.

My impression is that although there have been many worthy pronouncements made on the subject, there has not so far been any real movement to make decision-making in international development transparent and accountable. Rarely are donors and aid recipients invited to have their say.

The hope is that together we can prompt charities, governments and multilateral institutions to act more responsibly with money which has been donated in good faith (or surrendered compulsorily through tax). Opening up the development sector, rather than being a threat to its integrity, will re-energise it and give it strength.