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Ppas and transparency

PPAs and Transparency

Mike Battcock

Civil Society Department


Objectives of the session

Objectives of the session

  • DFID Aid Transparency Guarantee

  • What this means for civil society

  • Minimum level of disclosure

  • Additional level of disclosure

  • Implementation schedule/timeline


Transparency improves development effectiveness

Transparency improves development effectiveness

  • Improved effectiveness and value for money

  • Hold DFID and recipient governments to account.

  • Better feedback from beneficiaries

  • Better understand what works and what doesn’t.

  • Reduce waste, fraud and corruption.


Dfid aid transparency guarantee

DFID Aid Transparency Guarantee

  • All new DFID projects and programmes on our website:

  • Common standard with other donors.

  • Comprehensive, accessible, comparable, accurate and timely.

  • English summary in major local languages,

  • Anyone can reuse

  • Push for full transparency across the international aid system


What does it mean for civil society partners

What does it mean for civil society partners

  • Over time, any civil society organisation that is in direct receipt of DFID funds will need to adhere to similar standards of transparency.

  • Not just DFID


Programme partnership arrangements

Programme Partnership Arrangements

  • “PPA agency will work towards applying transparency standards in line with the UKaid Transparency Guarantee to the funds received from DFID. From financial year 2012/13, PPA agency will publish information about DFID funded projects in line with relevant categories of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standards.”


Minimum level of disclosure

Minimum level of disclosure

  • Activity number

  • Title

  • Description

  • Funding organisation or Donor

  • Country or Region

  • Incoming source of funds

  • Commitment/ Total project value

  • Expenditure date and value (if applicable)

  • Disbursement date and value (if applicable)

  • Project status

  • Project documents

  • Project budget


Frequency of publishing

Frequency of publishing

Quarterly


Exclusions

Exclusions

  • Options for exclusions (in line with Freedom of Information Act)

  • Such as security, personal information, commercial sensitivity, partners and the organisation

  • DFID exclusions less than 2%

  • Developing some common guidelines in later session.

  • Unless we are told information needs to be excluded, we may publish it.


Implementation plan

Implementation plan

By 1/4/2012:

  • Implementation plan with timeline on when all of the “IATI data items” will be published included.

  • Progress report (simple template that DFID working on) highlighting which “data items” have been published.

    By 1/5/2012

  • Submit plan and progress report/template with Annual Report


Ppas and transparency

By 1/4/2013

  • Progress report highlighting which “data items” have been published.

  • All of “minimum level of disclosure items “ will have been published.

    By 1/5/2013

  • Submit plan and progress report/template with Annual Report


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