Tracing US Development Flows: A study of the traceability of US aid to Ghana

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620404
Title:
Tracing US Development Flows: A study of the traceability of US aid to Ghana
Author(s):
Parrish, Simon; Cohen, Marc J.; Mecuria, Tigist
Publication date:
5-Jan-2018
Publisher(s):
Oxfam; Development Initiatives
Document type:
Research report
Description:

More than 600 development organizations publish to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Standard. IATI provides up-to-date and reliable aid data to improve accountability, coordination and effectiveness. Aid flow traceability throughout the implementation chain is a key part of this.

This research report shows that, using 2013–2015 IATI data, it is only possible to verify that 7% of US aid to Ghana ($28m) arrived in the country. It concludes that this traceability gap stems from limited IATI reporting by the international NGOs and firms that implemented most aid activities. To enhance traceability, the US government should require its implementers to publish to IATI.

Pages:
48
DOI:
10.21201/2017.1558
ISBN:
978-1-78748-155-8
Document link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620404
Additional Links:
http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/tracing-us-development-flows-a-study-of-the-traceability-of-us-aid-to-ghana-620404
Subject:
Aid; Approach and methodology
Keywords:
Accountability; Aid; Aid effectiveness; US aid
Country:
Ghana
Status:
For public use – can be shared outside Oxfam

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleTracing US Development Flows: A study of the traceability of US aid to Ghanaen
dc.contributor.authorParrish, Simonen
dc.contributor.authorCohen, Marc J.en
dc.contributor.authorMecuria, Tigisten
dc.date.issued2018-01-05-
dc.publisherOxfamen
dc.publisherDevelopment Initiativesen
dc.typeResearch reporten
dc.description<p>More than 600 development organizations publish to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Standard. IATI provides up-to-date and reliable aid data to improve accountability, coordination and effectiveness. Aid flow traceability throughout the implementation chain is a key part of this.</p> <p>This research report shows that, using 2013–2015 IATI data, it is only possible to verify that 7% of US aid to Ghana ($28m) arrived in the country. It concludes that this traceability gap stems from limited IATI reporting by the international NGOs and firms that implemented most aid activities. To enhance traceability, the US government should require its implementers to publish to IATI.</p>en
dc.format.extent48en
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2017.1558-
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-155-8-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620404-
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/tracing-us-development-flows-a-study-of-the-traceability-of-us-aid-to-ghana-620404-
dc.subjectAiden
dc.subjectApproach and methodologyen
oxfam.subject.keywordAccountabilityen
oxfam.subject.keywordAiden
oxfam.subject.keywordAid effectivenessen
oxfam.subject.keywordUS aiden
oxfam.subject.countryGhanaen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
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