The Vital Contribution of Transparency to Development Effectiveness: Video

  • April 30, 2012

It is no exaggeration to suggest that the (transparency) movement…will produce the most important transformation in the 50 years of modern development experience. Transparency will lead us to new achievements in poverty reduction.

Brian Atwood, Chair of the OECD DAC

 Brian Atwood, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), has pledged the full support of his organisation to the principles agreed at Busan High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) in November, 2011. In a speech, which you can view on the aidinfo website, given at Church House Conference Centre in Westminster, he emphasised the crucial role that transparency has in increasing the effectiveness of aid and development.

Mr Atwood confirmed the support and cooperation of the OECD DAC to join the movement:

We within the DAC very strongly support IATI (the International Aid Transparency Initiative). We’re committed to do what the Busan Agreement has called upon us to do, which is to implement a common, open standard for electronic publication of timely, comprehensive and forward-looking information on resources provided through development cooperation.

View the full version of the speech followed by the question and answer session.