Accountability is not a once-a-year affair but an ongoing process of being transparent, engaging stakeholders, opening ourselves to scrutiny, and responding to feedback.
Soon after completing our formal registration as a Limited Company by Guarantee, we will (by mid-2023) explore partnerships with the following organisations to determine how best to raise the bar on timely disclosure and transparency.
Once some of these measures and tools are adopted, transparency of aid information should:
- facilitate coordination;
- hinder corruption and mismanagement; and also
- help expose over-spending and self-interest in our aid policies.
FEEDBACK LABS: A consortium of like-minded organizations committed to making governments, NGOs and donors more responsive to the needs of their constituents. They frame, convene and mainstream the idea of feedback loops by leveraging on a unique collection of theoretical and practical tools.
DEVELOPMENTCHECK: A user driven and solution oriented online tool for citizen feedback on the transparency, participation and effectiveness of development projects. Developed by Integrity Action (www.integrityaction.org), the multilingual tool is includes 19+ completed projects in Palestine.
INTERNATIONAL AID TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (IATI): A voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative (IATI Standard) that seeks to improve the transparency of aid, development, and humanitarian resources in order to increase their effectiveness in tackling poverty. IATI data is freely available and its use is facilitated by various online portals.
NGO AID MAP: InterAction’s NGO Aid Map aims to increase the amount of publicly available data on international development and humanitarian response by providing detailed project information through interactive maps and data visualizations.
THE AID TRANSPARENCY INDEX (ATI): The only global measure of the state of aid transparency in the world’s leading aid organizations. It is a project of Publish What You Fund with a unique Aid Transparency Tracker at tracker.publishwhatyoufund.org that shows what donors publish and what they commit to publishing.
ONE WORLD TRUST: Beyond compiling a list of over 300 initiatives, this database provides descriptive and analytical information including full texts of initiatives, analysis of compliance mechanisms, similar initiatives, and assessments of the role of many initiatives within the CSO sector. The One World Trust works in partnership with the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) and has CIVICUS.
The end-goal remains:
To minimise costs but multiply the impact of every dollar spent on development and aid in Gaza.