Presentation on theme: "Democratizing Development through Open Data Aid transparency and what do we need to make open data work for CSOs? Karin Christiansen Spring Meetings, DC,"— Presentation transcript:
Democratizing Development through Open Data Aid transparency and what do we need to make open data work for CSOs? Karin Christiansen Spring Meetings, DC, 13th April 2011
What do CSO need from open aid data? 1.Information on aid should be published proactively 2.Information on aid should be comprehensive, timely, accessible & comparable 3.Everyone can request and receive information on aid 4.The right of access to information about aid should be promoted
Aid Transparency Assessment 2010: Findings Finding 1: There is a lack of comparable and primary data Finding 2: There is wide variation in levels of donor transparency, across different types of donors Finding 3: There are significant weaknesses across indicators
1 st attempt: Aid Transparency Tracker Sampled: for each donor, 1 country and 1 project Three parts: – Organisation-level information – Country-level information – Activity (or project)-level information For each piece of info: – Is it published? (Y/N) systematically for all recipients/projects all of the time just for some recipients/projects some of the time? – If you don’t publish it, do you collect it? – Evidence: show where this information is (the URL)
What needs to happen next? More donors sign up to the international standard Sorting budget compatibility IATI implementation Busan/HLF4 Support civil society & analysts to use it And: DEMAND IT
Thank You & Contacts www.publishwhatyoufund.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisation-level questions Does this donor publish aid allocation policies and procedures? Does this donor publish its procurement procedures? Does this donor publish the total development budget for the next three years, as submitted to parliament? Does this donor publish their annual forward planning budget for assistance for the next three years?
Country-level questions Choose your donor’s biggest recipient country (e.g., India). Then answer these questions: Does this donor publish the country strategy paper for India? Does this donor publish forward planning budget or documents for the institutions they fund in India for the next three years? Does this donor publish its annual audit of its aid programmes in India?
Activity-level questions This is the specific detail about aid flows, needed for informed decisions about where aid is / should be going This is the level needed for coordination, alignment, results/evaluation, ownership, and esp. accountability E.g. Is it good use of Polish aid to build a school in Gikongoro or Butare? – USAID is already building a school in Gikongoro. – The Rwandan government can support the ongoing cost of only one school – in Butare or Gikongoro.
Degree of Aid Dependence No of Coun- tries Ave OBI Score Countries High Aid>10% of GNI 1822Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Honduras, Kyrgyz, Republic, Liberia, Malawi, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia Medium Aid>5%&<10% of GNI 1228Albania, Angola, Bolivia, Cameroon, Georgia, Jordan, Macedonia, Nepal, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Vietnam Low Aid <5% of GNI 45 Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen Overall7532
IATI Signatories 1. World Bank 2.Asian Development Bank 3.The European Commission (EC) 4.United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 5.Global Alliance for Vaccines & Immunisation (GAVI) 6.Hewlett Foundation 7.Australia - AusAID 8.Denmark - Ministry of Foreign Affairs 9.Finland - Ministry for Foreign Affairs 10.Germany - Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperatn & Dev (BMZ) 11.Ireland - Irish Aid 12.Netherlands – Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Development Cooperation 13.New Zealand – NZAID 14.Norway - Norad 15.Spain – Spain Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation 16.Sweden - SIDA 17.Switzerland - Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC) 18.UK - DFID AND US &France
IATI Endorsers 1.Sierra Leone 2.Liberia 3.Bangladesh 4.Honduras 5.Republic of Congo 6.Democratic Republic of Congo 7.Ghana 8.Rwanda 9.Indonesia 10.Nepal 11.Viet Nam 12.Papua New Guinea 13.Moldova 14.Montenegro 15.Colombia 16.Burkina Faso 17.Malawi 18.The Dominican Republic 19.Syria