Thank your MP and Minister Oda now.
IATI ensures everyone - governments and citizens - can see how aid is distributed and spent, making it easier for donors to coordinate, eliminate inefficiency and root out corruption. Twenty-six donor countries and organizations, including Canada, have signed on.
This is a win for Canadians and a win for the people of developing nations. We commend Minister Oda and CIDA for takign this bold step towards more transparent, effective Canadian aid.
Director of Advocacy, EWB
A win for Canadians
Canada gives $5 billion in foreign aid annually, but isn't achieving $5 billion dollar results. By signing on to the IATI, Canada will:
- Make Canada's aid more effective, enhancing the impact of every dollar we spend.
- Eliminate wasteful, unnecessary duplication and red tape.
- Better understand what works and what doesn't, enabling smart funding decisions.
- Publicize the work we fund, letting Canadians see where their money is going.
- Rebuild Canada's reputation as a leader in global development.
A win for developing countries
In recipient countries, IATI will create clarity and opportunities to:
- Focus on project implementation instead of competing reporting requirements.
- Identify and eliminate corruption thanks to the publication of funds received and spent.
- Increase aid impact thanks to clarity around aid investments, amountsand timing.
- Partner with donor countries to make evidence-based funding decisions.
Canada has joined IATI
EWB welcomes the Canadian government's decision to become a signaory of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), committing to more effective Canadian aid.
The announcement was made on November 28 from South Korea, where International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda was leading Canada's delegation at the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. It followed a year in which EWB and over 25,000 Canadians encouraged the government to sign on to IATI, meeting over 100 MPs from coast to coast and making the case for IATI before the Parliamentary Finance Committee.