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Overseas Aid

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 160285, tabled on 3 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, following the publication of the 2018 Aid Transparency Index, what steps her Department is taking to meet its goal of helping all departments to achieve a good or very good rating in that index by 2020.

Answered on

10 July 2018

DFID has helped develop guidance on publishing to the International Aid Transparency Initiative open data standard (IATI), and continues to provide advice and tailored training to other government departments. The Department hosted transparency workshops in 2016, 2017, and again in July 2018. Transparency is regularly discussed at the cross-Whitehall Official Development Assistance (ODA) Ministerial meetings, which the Secretary of State co-Chairs. Transparency is also discussed at the regular cross-Government Senior Officials Group on ODA and also covered at operational level at cross-Government ODA Learning Days.