Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Make Aid Transparent

Great video from Publish What You Fund to launch their new Make Aid Transparent campaign.

Their website encourages people to sign a petition asking governments to provide better information about the aid they distribute.

The recent AidWatch 2011 report scored European donor countries according to their transparency. As a rough calculation, if we divide each country's aid spend by its transparency score then we can identify the countries where improvements would have the greatest effect.

France and Germany come bottom of the list. They are each responsible for about €9 billion of aid (2009 ODA figures) but scored dreadfully on transparency across the board.

Let's hope this campaign concentrates on these two laggards.

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