There are two reasons for this decision. Firstly, this is an international commitment. In the outcome document of the Busan meeting of the Partnership for effective development co-operation, donors, partner countries and civil society have agreed that transparency is a shared principle and foundation for effective development cooperation. At the conference, the donors also have made time-bound commitments to fully publish their aid information to the common standard (IATI – International Aid Transparency Initiative).

Secondly, the Ministry wants to be able to ensure that decision-making on its strategies, and monitoring and management of its portfolio are more data-driven and data informed and focused on enhancing impact. A data-driven approach will also enable our capacity to communicate about what we achieve.