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The ONE Campaign Congratulates the Millennium Challenge Corp. for Topping Aid Transparency Index

The US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is the most transparent aid donor in the world, says a new index launched today by Publish What You Fund. The report, the third annual Aid Transparency Index (ATI), ranks 67 donor agencies based on the information they publish about their development projects, which is then scored on 39 indicators.

Tom Hart, U.S. Executive Director, said:

“ONE congratulates the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) on leading the world in Publish What You Fund’s Aid Transparency Index.  Top performers, including MCC, GAVI and the UK’s Department for International Development, all recognize that transparency, aid effectiveness and accountability are linked and are critical to development progress in Africa and around the world.

“The 2013 ATI is a very useful tool for measuring aid transparency globally, demonstrating that much more information is needed about aid projects around the world to ensure that we know what’s happening, where and what aid is achieving. Open data, including on aid flows, revenues from oil, gas and mining, and additional budget information, is vital for a comprehensive understanding of development resources, which can and should be used to hold governments to account.”

About ONE:

ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 3.5 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Cofounded by Bono and strictly nonpartisan, we raise public awareness and work with political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency in poverty-fighting programs. ONE is not a grant-making organization and does not solicit funding from the public or receive government funding. ONE is funded almost entirely by a handful of philanthropists and foundations. We achieve change through advocacy. Our teams in Washington, D.C., London, Johannesburg, Brussels, Berlin, and Paris educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives. To learn more, go to ONE.org.