[open-development] 5000 citizens signed petition - have you?

Karin Christiansen info at publishwhatyoufund.org
Wed Jul 13 14:46:52 UTC 2011

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   Last Thursday _we were delighted to hand over 5012 petition signatures from
   people in 115 countries_ as the first phase in the [2]Make Aid Transparent
       2. http://www.makeaidtransparent.org

   The demonstration of _public demand for increased aid transparency_ was well
   received by the co-Chairs of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness in front
   of over 100 country delegates at the OECD in Paris.

   Make Aid Transparent Handover: Karin Christiansen and Brian Atwood outside
   the OECD

   The campaign will run to the end of the year,_ so if you haven’t already
   signed the petition, please [3]take a look._ If your organisation would like
   to join the coalition of over 75 organisations supporting the campaign,
   please contact Claudia at [4]Claudia.Elliot at PublishWhatYouFund.org. A
   write-up and more photos of the first handover can be found [5]here.
       3. http://www.makeaidtransparent.org
       4. mailto:Claudia.Elliot at PublishWhatYouFund.org
       5. http://www.makeaidtransparent.org/news

   Yesterday, we also _attended the first high level meeting of the [6]Open
   Government Partnership_. As the first open government plans emerge in
   September we hope to see donors including Canada, the UK and the U.S.
   including aid transparency in their commitments.
       6. http://www.opengovpartnership.org


   An [7]independent review of Australian aid effectiveness made
   _recommendations for greater transparency of Australian aid_, the vast
   majority of which have been agreed to by the Australian cabinet.
       7. http://www.aidreview.gov.au/report/index.html

   The [8]Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative _(CABRI) released
   a [9]position paper on aid transparency_, highlighting its necessity for
   meeting international commitments on country ownership and the alignment of
   aid to country priorities.
       8. http://www.cabri-sbo.org
       9. http://www.cabri-sbo.org/en/news/170-aid-transparency-la-transparence-de-laide-a-transparencia-de-ajuda

   On June 23 the [10]Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and
   Malaria announced that is has become the_ 20th signatory to the
   [11]International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)_, demonstrating the
   Fund’s commitment to aid transparency.
       10. http://www.theglobalfund.org/en
       11. http://www.aidtransparency.net

   UK Prime Minister, David Cameron on June 13 [12]stressed the importance of
   aid transparency in a speech to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and
   Immunisation conference, saying, _“Sunlight is the best disinfectant, and
   we’re shining the spotlight on aid funding like never before”._
       12. http://www.number10.gov.uk/news/speech-at-vaccine-summit

   Publish What You Fund joined other organisation in [13]praising U.S.
   congressional and administration efforts to _improve federal financial
   transparency_, and urging that commitments to federal transparency are
   extended indefinitely.
       13. http://www.publishwhatyoufund.org/news/2011/06/organisations-praise-federal-financial-transparency-efforts

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   [19]Civil Society Discusssion of the Open Government Partnership
   14 July
   Washington, D.C.

   Interaction Forum 2011
   10 - 12 August
   Washington, D.C.
       19. http://www.publishwhatyoufund.org/resources/?event=18
       20. http://www.interaction.org/event/2011-interaction-forum

   [21]CIVICUS World Assembly
   10 - 12 September
       21. http://www.civicusassembly.org/index.php

   [22]G20 Finance and Development Ministers' Meeting
   23 - 26 September
   Washington, D.C.
       22. http://www.g20.org/index.aspx

   [23]Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness
   29 November - 1 December
       23. http://www.oecd.org/document/12/0,3746,en_2649_3236398_46057868_1_1_1_1,00.html

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