Aid Transparency Country Pilot Assessment

Representatives from the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection in Zambia and International Institute for Information and Communication Technologies Journalism in Ghana discuss impacts of USAID transparency efforts. Credit: Gregg Rapaport/USAID

USAID is taking a leading role in helping the U.S. Government further its commitment to enhancing international aid transparency as a way of increasing the efficacy of development efforts and promoting international accountability.  Quality information and timely reporting about development cooperation is helping all stakeholders - governments, civil society organizations, private citizens and donors alike - to manage and monitor aid resources more effectively.

To further this goal, USAID conducted the three pilot studies with the following objectives:

  • Assess demand for information and current access to data on aid flows from a wide range of stakeholders in partner countries, including the executive branch, legislature, parliamentarians, civil society organizations, private companies, media, researchers, universities;
  • Compare the specific information demands to the data already reported by the U.S. Government to the Foreign Assistance Dashboard and the IATI Registry;
  • Review the capabilities and assess capacity constraints of different stakeholders groups to effectively utilize the data;
  • Inform stakeholders and promote the use of IATI and the Foreign Assistance Dashboard; and
  • Put forth recommendations to inform the development impact of U.S. Government aid transparency efforts.

The full report contains:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Introduction
  3. Methodology
  4. Zambia Country Report
  5. Ghana Country Report
  6. Bangladesh Country Report
  7. Key Findings and Conclusions
  8. Recommendations





Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 12:00pm