Today’s aid and development actors, including humanitarian agencies and development finance institutions, operate in a far more complex landscape than 10 years ago when the drive for aid transparency gained momentum. This makes transparency more critical now than ever. To have the biggest possible impact on communities in need, it is vital that all aid and development information is available in a timely, detailed, open, and comparable manner.
On June 20, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings and Publish What You Fund co-hosted the launch of the sixth Aid Transparency Index. The report, which assesses 45 of the world’s largest donors, is the only independent global measure of aid transparency.
Following a presentation on the findings of the index, a panel of experts discussed new areas of transparency for development finance, with a focus on the role of development finance institutions and humanitarian aid and how these actors can continue to expand their transparency.