Aid architecture



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
  • promoting greater transparency as a means to fight corruption.

In line 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.  

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.



African Development Bank
Austria Luxembourg Asian Development Bank
Belgium Netherlands Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Canada New Zealand IFAD
Czech Republic Norway Inter-American Development Bank
Denmark Poland UNFPA

EU Commission

Portugal UNDP
France Slovak Republic UNICEF
Finland Slovenia UNOPS


Spain GAVI Alliance
Greece Sweden Hewlett Foundation



World Food Programme

United Kingdom

World Bank
Japan United States  


Latest documents

‌‌‌‌‌Cover page for the DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics.

Transparency Beyond Mexico: Lessons learnt and proposals on a way forward for the "Busan transparency indicator" and the common standard

This document presents the WP-STAT Secretariat's observations of the main lessons learnt from the pilot transparency assessment undertaken in preparation for the Mexico High Level Meeting in April 2014. It is intended to facilitate discussions and inputs from one constituency of development co-operation providers to help refine the monitoring framework of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation. It also aims to facilitate an open and constructive debate on options to further strengthen assessments of transparency. Such discussions will provide helpful inputs both to strengthening the current Global Partnership monitoring framework, as well as informing more comprehensive discussions regarding future approaches in the context of accountability post-2015.


If you are a Busan endorser and would like to submit your implementation schedule publish the implementation plan on your website, and send a copy to the OECD at, copied to If you have any questions, please contact or


Data Series

Aid statistics by donor, recipient and sector

Explore down to the project level how much aid (ODA) and in which sectors has been provided or received (Dec. 2013).




Related Documents


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