Support adoption of International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) in NGO community

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Mike Gifford
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IATI is a great standard that is being adopted around the world: http://www.aidtransparency.net/

This standard can provide greater transparency and monitoring for development efforts around the world.

Unfortunately, animosity between the prior government & the development sector compounded with a decade of cuts to core funding has has left a NGO sector that isn't capable of taking this additional task.

The government should support capacity building within Canada to ensure that the NGO community can effectively participate in this measure of transparency.

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Submitted by Kent MacWilliam on April 05, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Simply put: open the books. Make every expense made by the government, every asset, every piece of financial data already recorded available to the public. It should be in a searchable public record for us all to see, applaud, or criticize, at our convenience. We are in the age of leaks and big data, it's better to open up now than risk a shock or embarrassment later.