Since launching the Transparency Charter in November 2011 AusAID has increased the amount of detailed information publicly available on the work of the Australian aid program. In 2012 the agency upgraded its web platform to support dynamic data and published new web pages for all its country, regional, thematic and specific programs covering multilateral, bilateral, Australian Civilian Corp and NGO activities.
Over 2,600 separate documents have been added to the program web pages and captured under the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). Search the IPS register of documents
Australia’s aid program is a whole of government effort. Government agencies responsible for delivering development aid will progressively publish new web pages with details of their initiatives on AusAID’s website throughout 2013.
Selected web content for 17 major and a further four minor country programs will be progressively published in local languages during 2013. A total of 33 local languages will be published as some countries have two or more official languages.
AusAID participated in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) [external website] throughout 2012 by publishing on the IATI registry [external website] country level data for the 2009–10 and 2010–11 financial years for 22 countries in the Pacific and East Asia regions. All the remaining country data will be provided to the IATI registry by June 2013 and will also include estimates for the 2011–12 financial year.
AusAID’s new partnership agreements and contracts include clauses encompassing the principles of transparency.
Feedback on our implementation of the Transparency Charter is encouraged through AusAID’s Engage blog, Twitter, Facebook, email and stakeholder forums.
AusAID’s score in the 2012 Aid Transparency Index [external website] reflected the transparency improvements completed prior to May 2012—since then there has been new web content for more than half of the agency’s programs. The 2013 index score will reflect AusAID’s new transparent operating environment when it is released later in the year.
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Aid transparency plan 2013:
- Program information and data updated: January to February and April to June 2013
- Publish local language web pages: December 2012 onwards
- Publish web pages for aid programs managed by government agencies other than AusAID: December 2012 to June 2013
- All country data sets and estimates for 2011–12 financial year in IATI registry: December 2012 to June 2013
- Additions to AusAID's website continue to be captured by the IPS: December 2012 onwards
- The geocoding of AusAID’s aid activities is scheduled to commence in July 2013.