IDB ahead of Spain in evaluation of aid transparency

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) came out just above average in an evaluation of aid transparency published by Publish What You Fund (PWYF). The IDB came 11th out of the 30 donors analysed, with an overall score of 63.8 per cent. The reason for the modest score is apparently that IDB does not participate in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), although it scored highly in terms of planning and transparency towards civil society. PWYF uses a set of specific indicators to measure general commitment to transparency by donors, and the capacity for transparency vis-à-vis recipient governments and civil society organizations. IDB fared better than Spain, where most cooperation funds are directed to Latin America, which occupies 19th place in the ranking: it participates quite actively in IATI, but lacks a law that guarantees access to information.

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