Transparency has been pushed to the top of the global agenda. The DAC's mandate to further the understanding of development finance, strengthen aid delivery, improve development policy and build partnerships for development is both complimentary to and a crucial part of the success of the global transparency agenda. As part of the OECD the DAC is working towards making this "transparency transformation" a success through promoting four dimensions:
- developing a range of instruments to help governments ensure that openness translates into concrete improvements;
- supporting e-government and internet-based technologies and applications;
- providing regular reviews of development partner (donor) countries; and
- promoting greater transparency as a means to fight corruption.
Inline with this transparency agenda, stakeholders in Busan resolved to make information on development co-operation and other development resources better available and publicly accessible. They set out to implement a common, open standard for electronic publication of timely, comprehensive and forward-looking information on resources for development co-operation by the end of 2015. By December 2012 they aim to agree on this standard and publish their respective schedules to implement it.
To learn more about the common standard, please read the Communication Note (English, French, Arabic, Spanish) or the FAQ.
Implementation Schedules for the Common Standard
The Busan agreement requires the schedules for implementation of the common standard to be published by December 2012. To help Busan endorsers to publish their individual implementation schedules, the OECD Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT) and the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) have developed a template. In this schedule Busan endorsers can explain how they will improve transparency up to December 2015.
Download the Template for the Implementation Schedule for the Common Standard (French version also available).
The following Busan supporters have published their Implementation Schedules. These are published as transmitted by the Busan supporters themselves. Note: some of the schedules are incomplete and may be updated.
DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics
This document was prepared for the June 2013 meeting of the DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT). It reviews progress by DAC members in implementing the Busan Common Standard for aid information. Drawing on their implementation plans, it outlines performance and planned improvements in coverage and comprehensiveness, frequency and timeliness, and forward looking information.
If you are a Busan endorser and would like to submit your implementation schedule, please complete the template by the end of 2013, publish the implementation plan on your website, and send a copy to the OECD at firstname.lastname@example.org, copied to email@example.com. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Of the countries and territories endorsing the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, and the International Organisations adhering to it, the following have been sent the Template but have not provided data:
- Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- United Nations Development Group (UNDG)
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD)
- Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
- Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
- Caribbean Development Bank
- Global Environment Facility
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- Islamic Development Bank
- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development
- OPEC Fund for International Development
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- South Africa
- Peacebuilding Support Office
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