Apr

13

CGD TALKS
10:00—11:30 AM
Center for Global Development
2055 L Street NW
- Fifth Floor

Aid Agencies Committed to Transparency: So Who’s Delivered and Who Hasn’t?

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Keynote Address

Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

Presentation of the 2016 Aid Transparency Index Findings

Rupert Simons, CEO, Publish What You Fund

Panel Discussion

Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Michael O'Neill, Assistant Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

Nancy Lee, Deputy CEO, Millenium Challenge Corporation

Jeremiah Sam, Programme Coordinator, PenPlusBytes, Ghana
 

Every major donor organization has committed to open their books in terms of how aid is being spent and delivered.  The deadline for delivering on these political commitments was December 2015. This joint CGD and Publish What You Fund event will reveal who has delivered on these promises and who has not, with the unveiling of the results of Publish What You Fund’s 2016 Aid Transparency Index, the leading global measure on the state of aid transparency. 

Development benefits from transparency. It helps developing country officials make difficult decisions about where to invest scarce resources; it allows local NGOs – and connected citizens – to track the actual delivery of outcomes and hold decision makers to account; and it shows rich-country taxpayers whether their money is being well spent. How will performance on transparency, or lack thereof, impact global calls for a ‘data revolution’ in support of the new Sustainable Development Goals?

A keynote address from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark will be followed by a short presentation of the Aid Transparency Index results and a panel discussion with expert participants who bring global perspectives on how to improve transparency in development. 

The discussion will include questions from the floor and be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person.  

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