GAVI: High mark in 2012 aid transparency index

GAVI said it welcomed the 2012 aid transparency index that acknowledges the global health partnership for its increasing dedication to aid transparency. GAVI said the index gave it high marks for the “publication of high quality, current activity data” and calls on the organisation “to continue to lead on aid transparency”. The index – produced annually by Publish What You Fund – ranks 72 aid organisations across the world, from country donors to private foundations. GAVO CEO Dr Seth Berkley said, “Accountability for results in country is the highest order of what we do; therefore communicating effectively on what is being spent where, by whom, and with what results is the basic foundation of the GAVI model.” GAVI noted that it was a founding signatory to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) in 2008, and uses this global standard for publishing aid information to make information about aid spending easier to find, use and compare.