Thursday, 30 July 2009

FOI failures

DfID have responded to my FOI request on their plans to publish aid information from their database.

Disappointingly they won't give out information about Ministerial decisions on the matter, but hopefully my latest FOI attempt will prove more fruitful.

Meanwhile, here's another tantalising glimpse of what's to come:

Publishing Project Information (PPI): As part of our commitment to improving transparency, DFID will publish summary project information on its website from early 2009. Information published will include project descriptions, dates, purposes, locations, sectors, aid effectiveness, summary financial data and whether or not conditions are attached. These items will subsequently be made available as a feed to AiDA and other external stakeholders for use in their analysis and information systems. We are also working on publishing more detailed project documentation later in 2009.

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