What is the importance of open data and transparency?

Transparency and open data allow decision-makers to make evidence-based decisions, and actors at a local and national level to hold the government accountable for the services they deliver and the money they spend.

  • According to IATI, transparency about aid and other financial resource flows helps:
  • Governments to better plan and manage the aid they receive
  • Citizens of developing countries better understand what aid their country is receiving, so they can hold their governments to account
  • Donors and development agencies to better coordinate their efforts
  • Parliaments and NGOs in developing countries to track aid flows and ensure that aid is spent wisely

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