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In today’s environment of increased scrutiny and uncertainty around aid budgets, the concepts of transparency and accountability are more important than ever.

But it can be about more than just publishing balance sheets, according to Restless Development, the nonprofit for youth-led development, which won the first ever Transparency Award in London last month from U.K. NGO network Bond. Instead, transparency can be used to improve the work of an organization and empower its beneficiaries, COO Perry Maddox told Devex.

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    Sophie Edwards

    Sophie Edwards is a Reporter for Devex based in London covering global development news including global education, water and sanitation, innovative financing, the environment along with other topics. She has previously worked for NGOs, the World Bank and spent a number of years as a journalist for a regional newspaper in the U.K. She has an MA from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA from Cambridge University.