[open-development] 5000 citizens signed petition - have you?
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Wed Jul 13 15:46:52 BST 2011
Publish What You Fund: The Global Campaign for Aid Transparency
MESSAGE FROM KARIN
Last Thursday _we were delighted to hand over 5012 petition signatures from
people in 115 countries_ as the first phase in the Make Aid Transparent
The demonstration of _public demand for increased aid transparency_ was well
received by the co-Chairs of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness in front
of over 100 country delegates at the OECD in Paris.
Make Aid Transparent Handover: Karin Christiansen and Brian Atwood outside
The campaign will run to the end of the year,_ so if you haven’t already
signed the petition, please take a look._ If your organisation would like
to join the coalition of over 75 organisations supporting the campaign,
please contact Claudia at Claudia.Elliot at PublishWhatYouFund.org. A
write-up and more photos of the first handover can be found here.
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Yesterday, we also _attended the first high level meeting of the Open
Government Partnership_. As the first open government plans emerge in
September we hope to see donors including Canada, the UK and the U.S.
including aid transparency in their commitments.
An independent review of Australian aid effectiveness made
_recommendations for greater transparency of Australian aid_, the vast
majority of which have been agreed to by the Australian cabinet.
The Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative _(CABRI) released
a position paper on aid transparency_, highlighting its necessity for
meeting international commitments on country ownership and the alignment of
aid to country priorities.
On June 23 the Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and
Malaria announced that is has become the_ 20th signatory to the
International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)_, demonstrating the
Fund’s commitment to aid transparency.
UK Prime Minister, David Cameron on June 13 stressed the importance of
aid transparency in a speech to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and
Immunisation conference, saying, _“Sunlight is the best disinfectant, and
we’re shining the spotlight on aid funding like never before”._
Publish What You Fund joined other organisation in praising U.S.
congressional and administration efforts to _improve federal financial
transparency_, and urging that commitments to federal transparency are
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10 - 12 August
CIVICUS World Assembly
10 - 12 September
G20 Finance and Development Ministers' Meeting
23 - 26 September
Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness
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