Publish What You Fund’s new managing director, David Hall-Matthews, sounded very much like his predecessor when he talked about the importance of donors signing onto the International Aid Transparency Initiative and the United States taking the lead on aid transparency globally.
In a guest post for the Modenizing Foreign Assistance Network, Hall-Matthews reiterates Karin Christiansen’s calls to both donors and aid agencies to publish “timely, comprehensive and comparable” data to the IATI.
Hall-Matthews also says the actions the United States has taken toward transparency are steps “in the right direction.” And he said it’s time for the Western power to “institutionalize” this by encouraging its agencies, such as the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Millennium Challenge Corp., to publish information online.
This is already happening to some extent. For Hall-Matthews, however, it would be better if all these information can be found on a single website — the IATI Registry.
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