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“Open Development” represents a new vision of what development means, how it comes about and the role that external partners can play. Open Development, ultimately, is about people in developing countries having the information and resources that they need to hold their governments accountable and to make well-informed decisions to improve their lives.
As a stepping stone towards Open Development, ONE is pushing for greater transparency and accountability about what resources are available to be invested in poverty reduction, how those resources are invested and what results they achieve.
Transparency and accountability will, we believe, help to ensure that resources (including but not limited to aid) are spent effectively to deliver improved results in health, agriculture, infrastructure and other issues that are key to the fight against poverty and for prosperity.
ONE’s asks of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group, Mexico 2012 MORE
High quality development assistance works. Across the globe, investments are providing lifesaving results. Transparency and accountability can help to make sure that aid is as effective as possible. Increased aid transparency and coordination would ensure that scarce aid resources are used efficiently to deliver the biggest impact possible in terms of poverty reduction. MORE
Natural resources have the potential to bring wealth and stability to resource-rich developing countries. Too often, corruption and mismanagement of natural resources leads to poverty and conflict. Improving natural resource governance is a crucial first step to ensuring citizens can hold their governments accountable for the oil and mineral wealth that belongs to their country, and to allowing citizens and governments to assess if they are receiving a fair deal for their resources. MORE
Have you heard of BTAP, The Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation? They're a young, vibrant movement of activists and organizations who work together to increase budget transparency, allowing for citizens to participate in budgetary processes and hold their governments to account for how they are spending ... More
Yesterday, ONE joined Publish What You Fund for the US launch of their 2012 Aid Transparency Index. To a packed house, David Hall-Matthews, Managing Director at Publish What You Fund, outlined the results of the 2012 Index. Publish What You Fund’s Aid Transparency Index is the only measure of ... More
The population in Niger is among the poorest in the world yet, at the same time, rich in natural resources, particularly uranium, but also petrol and gold.As part of it's 10th anniversary, the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) coalition produced the following film about the challenges faced in ... More
How can Chinese investments and aid for Africa be leveraged to help more kids can get vaccinated, make anti-malarial bed nets more available, achieve food security for families and ensure that more African youth gain employment?There are two particularly important sectors to consider when asking this question -– investments in ... More
On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally voted to adopt the final rules implementing the Cardin-Lugar extractives transparency provision or Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The law passed in July 2010 and these long-awaited rules were due on April 17, 2011. Starting on September 30, 2013, the ... More
Read the original press release here. ONE members in front of the SEC building earlier this yearONE warmly welcomes the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) historic adoption of regulations to implement the Cardin-Lugar Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. While we await the ... More
ONE is criticizing world leaders at the G20 Summit in Los Cabos for failing to take concrete action tackling extreme poverty despite repeated promises. MORE
World leaders have a unique opportunity to take action on three fronts at the G20 Summit that could help transform the lives of the world’s poorest people. MORE