Launch of the Make Aid Transparent Campaign
A coalition of over 60 civil society groups from over 25 countries launched the Make Aid Transparent campaign last week. The campaign calls on governments and other aid donors to publish more and better information on aid.
At the centre of the campaign, whose members include Oxfam, Save the Children, ONE, and around 30 groups from developing countries, is a petition asking governments to make their aid more transparent and an animation which explains why they should do so.
Amy Barry, Campaigns Director at Publish What You Fund, said: “Governments have promised to make their aid more transparent but so far they haven’t done enough. At the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness at the end of the year their promises will be tested. This campaign will demonstrate public demand for aid transparency from citizens in both donor and recipient countries.”
The first petition handover is envisaged for early July in Paris, at a meeting of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Other activities and actions will take place through the year, with the campaign culminating at the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, Korea from November 29 – December 1.