IDB OKs Funding to Boost Transparency in Colombia

The Inter-American Development Bank is providing $10 million to bolster the work of Colombia’s Office of the Attorney General.

The loan will specifically support a project that eyes helping the country enhance its transparency standards, and subsequently reduce corruption levels as measured by World Bank indicators and move up in the Transparency International index from 3.0 today to 4.0 by 2020.

Under the project, the Colombian Office of the Attorney General will develop coordination mechanisms between the headquarters and its bureaus throughout the country and a public contract guide to facilitate public works supervision efforts, as well as issue a good practices manual for government procurement.   

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    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.