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Busan, HLF4: Sign Advocacy Letters for the Make Aid Transparent Campaign

With less than 3 months to go before the Fourth High Level Forum (HLF-4) in Busan, Korea, it is critical that the CSO community increases pressure on all actors in the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness to make aid transparent. Please sign up to the advocacy letters listed below, which will be sent to donors and partner countries two weeks before the next Working Party meeting in early October.

In February many of you joined us to successfully encourage the steering committee of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) to agree to a robust common standard. In part thanks to this pressure, donors accounting for 33% of reported ODA have so far declared their intention to publish to the standard in time for Busan. The standard now provides a consistent and coherent framework for meeting the aid transparency commitments of the Accra Agenda for Action (AAA).

As we approach HLF-4, these letters now call on donors to:

  • Make aid transparency a key theme for HLF-4
  • Publish comprehensive, timely, forward-looking data on all aid flows in a common, public and comparable format in accordance with the IATI standard by December 2015
  • Publish implementation schedules by December 2012 in order to meet these commitments

We have drafted the following three letter templates (highlighted sections within the letters will be tailored for the individual targets listed at the bottom):

  • to donors already signed up to IATI - to urge them to implement IATI and to encourage other donors who have not signed up to do so (Please Click Here)
  • donors not signed up to IATI - to ask them to sign up to the standard (Please Click Here)
  • and partner countries - to encourage them to support the standard and voice their demand to donors to implement it (Please Click Here)

We welcome your comments and suggestions, such as whether translation is needed (the letters will potentially be translated into French and Spanish).

Please email Georgina Hemmingway by September 12th if you wish to sign up to all 3 draft letters (personalised versions of which will be sent, as appropriate, to the 71 targets listed below).

Or, if there are specific letters you wish to be included in, Georgina will need the full name and title of the person signing, along with your organisation’s logo (high resolution if possible).

Letters will be sent to the following targets:

IATI signatories

Donors not yet signed up to IATI

Partner Countries (including IATI endorsers)

Australia

Austria

Brazil

Denmark

Belgium

Burkina Faso

Finland

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Germany

Canada

Colombia

Ireland

Cyprus

Dominican Republic

Netherlands

Czech Republic

DRC

New Zealand

Estonia

Ghana

Norway

France (IATI observer)

Honduras

Spain

Greece

Indonesia

Sweden

Hungary

Lebanon

Switzerland

Italy

Liberia

UK

Japan

Madagascar

African Development Bank

Korea

Malawi

Asian Development Bank

Latvia

Moldova

European Commission

Lithuania

Mexico

GAVI

Luxembourg

Montenegro

Global Fund

Malta

Nepal

Hewlett Foundation

Poland

Papua New Guinea

UNDP

Portugal

Philippines

World Bank

Slovakia

Rwanda

 

Slovenia

Sierra Leone

 

US (IATI observer)

South Africa

 

European Investment Bank

Tanzania

 

Inter-American Development Bank

Uganda

 

IMF

Vietnam

   

Zambia

 
Thank you for your support,
Andrew Clarke
Advocacy Manager, Publish What You Fund