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In the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal and surrounding areas in India and Tibet, TI Nepal executive director Ashish Thapa assesses what should be done to ensure aid reaches those in need and is not diverted or misused by those in power.

Following the ICAI’s report on DfID’s approach to anti-corruption and its impact on the poor, TI-UK Trustee Jeff Kaye discusses two problems that he feels need to be addressed: Government inactivity and aid dependency.

The Independent Commission on Aid Impact has today published a report on ‘DFID’s Approach to Anti-Corruption and its Impact on the Poor‘ that gives DFID an amber/red score. The solution is not to stop giving aid. Instead, we must seek to reform institutions and deter and punish corrupt individuals.

It was reported in Tuesday’s Financial Times that Ukraine is seeking $35 billion in foreign aid. Why does it need the money? As more evidence emerges of the kleptocratic nature of the former regime, it seems that gross mismanagement of the economy by a corrupt elite is one of the reasons.

Managing Director of Publish What You Fund David Hall-Matthews blogs about the 2013 Aid Transparency Index (ATI) and how it should be used in the global fight against poverty.

A new study on donor transparency shows that many aid agencies are not putting into practice the levels of disclosure that they typically demand from the governments which receive their money. Produced by Publish What You Fund, the global campaign for aid transparency, the study compiles an index to see how different donor agencies measure-up when it comes to opening up their own books on how much aid they give, where and what for.

 

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