DfID Takes Lead in Aid Transparency Campaign

A U.K. Department for International Development-funded water and sanitation project in Sindh, Pakistan. DfID has become the first first donor nation to publish its aid information in the International Aid Transparency Initiative registry. Photo by: Russell Watkins / DfID

On Jan. 28, the U.K. Department for International Development became the first donor nation to publish its aid information in the International Aid Transparency Initiative registry.

The registry is a “hub for international development data published by agencies, community orgranisations and partner countries in a standard, open format,” according to its website.

Donors in the last two years have been working on a standard for disclosing aid information in a comprehensive, accessible, timely, and comparable manner.

The IATI steering committee will meet on Feb. 9 to finalize the details of the standard, according to aid transparency advocate Publish What You Fund.  

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.