MFAN’s Co-Chair George Ingram writes about how aid transparency is critical to making U.S. foreign assistance more effective in a new op-ed. Ingram urges the Obama administration to continue to push forward on steps it has taken to increase transparency—especially as part of the Open Government Partnership—as well as positive action in Congress, including last month when the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Foreign Assistance Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012.
Notably, Ingram also cites Bulletin No. 12-01 issued by the Office of Management and Budget, which directs 22 U.S. government agencies to publish foreign assistance data in a common format consistent with the standards of the Foreign Assistance Dashboard and the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).
Read Ingram’s full op-ed in The Huffington Post here.