Sunday, March 27, 2011

Canada not involved in Aid transparency

  1. The Aid Revolution begins with XML / The Aid Revolution Begins Here
  2. Publish What You Fund: The Global Campaign for Aid Transparency
  3. International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)

Very oddly, Canada (correction: Canadian government: see below) is NOT involved in this initiative, but the following countries and organizations are:
  •    World Bank
  •    Asian Development Bank
  •    The European Commission (EC)
  •    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  •    Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI)
  •    Hewlett Foundation
  •    Australia - AusAID
  •    Denmark - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  •    Finland - Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  •    Germany - Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  •   Ireland - Irish Aid
  •   Netherlands – Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Development Cooperation
  •   New Zealand – NZAID
  •   Norway - Norad
  •   Spain – Spain Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
  •   Sweden - SIDA
  •   Switzerland - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  •   UK - DFID
There is also no Canadian government involvement on the IATI steering committee.

    Someone should pass this on to the CBC, pointing out Canada's non-participation.
    Someone should ask all the parties in the Canadian election what their policy on this is.

    Correction: 2011.03.27 11:54:  As suggested by letters to donors ("IATI steering committee members commend donors for agreement of Standard") there is some Canadian, non-government, involvement of