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The 2016 analysis from Publish What You Fund indicates that 25% of global aid now meets transparency standards. Despite the progress over the last five years, the analysis of 46 aid donors found that most have failed to uphold this commitment. Once again, BCSDN has taken part in the ATI evaluations as an independent reviewer by assessing DG Enlargement performance. DG NEAR is one of the biggest improvers since 2013, increasing its score by 26%. DG NEAR should still improve its coverage and publish all available project-related documents to the IATI Registry, and very importantly, should require implementation of the IATI Standard by all co-financing activities in the areas covered by its mandate. On the other hand, the analysis classed twelve organisations as performing poorly, and further sixteen are not yet publishing good enough data to meet their transparency commitment, agreed in 2011 to make development more effective. The list includes some of the world’s largest aid donors, such as USAID and JICA. Read more here.
Source: Publish What You Fund

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