The European Union (EU) has become the latest donor to publish their foreign aid data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). This move has been rolled out by EuropeAid, the Commission Directorate General that deals with development and cooperation. EuropeAid delivers on a huge range of aid projects worldwide.
In publishing to IATI, the EU has shown its commitment to aid transparency, building on its existing reputation for being accountable for the aid it delivers. Publish What You Fund, the aid transparency advocate, ranked the European Commission in fourth position in their Aid Transparency Assessment in February 2011, which judges donor’s commitment to being transparent.
The EU will publish more data to IATI over the coming months. Keep an eye out here for more information.