The Guardian reports that the UK is pushing for greater transparency of aid in an initiative to be launched tomorrow:
The UK wants donor countries to provide full and detailed information of all the financial assistance provided to each country; details of individual projects and their aims; and reliable information on future aid flows so that developing countries can plan ahead.
This political pressure is a very welcome boost for our work on the need for greater transparency for aid, with strong civil society backing, and the UK Government deserves great credit for pushing it. It
The next stage for us is an intensive period of listening to people in developing countries – parliaments, finance ministries, civil society, the private sector – as well as in donor countries, to understand exactly what information should be published, and how.
And that’s what we’ll be doing for the next couple of years.