Policy

  • Transparency and Accountability

    The Open Government Partnership

    The Open Government Partnership has the potential to encourage the opening of governance on a global scale, bringing together transparency and accountability initiatives – for instance on budgets, on aid and on natural resource governance, at global, national and local levels – as part of a wider vision with revolutionary potential.

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  • Transparency and Accountability

    Aid Transparency

    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. The lack of transparency in aid makes it is much harder for civil society and citizens in developing countries to hold their governments to account for their use of development assistance.

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  • Transparency and Accountability

    Natural Resource Governance

    Improving natural resource governance, in particular by improving financial transparency in the extractive industries, 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.

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  • Transparency and Accountability

    Budget Transparency

    ONE is working to promote greater transparency and accountability about budgets and aid and encouraging donors to invest more in building the capacity of civil society organizations and other oversight institutions so that they can make use of the information that transparency will unleash, in order to hold governments to account.

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  • Agriculture

    Food. Farming. Future: Breaking the Cycle of Malnutrition and Poverty

    50 million people could be locked in extreme poverty and 15 million children could remain chronically malnourished unless world leaders take urgent action to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.

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  • HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

    2012: Fighting for the Beginning of the End of AIDS

    The world has made incredible progress in its efforts to understand, prevent and treat this disease over the last three decades, and progress has been particularly rapid during the last ten years. Yet there is much work to be done.

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  • Budgets

    ONE’S Analysis of the President’s FY2013 Budget Request for Key Poverty-Focused Development Accounts

    In total, foreign aid represents only a small fraction – less than 1% — of the entire US budget. President Obama has requested an International Affairs Budget of $56.2 billion for FY2013, including base funding and Overseas Contingency Operations account (OCO) for the frontline states. The level is 2.4% higher than appropriations enacted for FY2012.

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  • Transparency and Accountability

    The Fight Against Oil and Mining Secrecy: A Quick Q&A on Cardin-Lugar and Extractives

    A handy Q&A that takes a closer look at the Cardin-Lugar Amendment and how it will help.

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  • Agriculture

    Horn of Africa Crisis

    The Horn of Africa is experiencing its worst drought in 60 years. More than 13 million people, mostly nomadic pastoralists and farmers in south-central Somalia, north-eastern Kenya, and south-eastern Ethiopia, are severely lacking access to food.

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  • HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

    The Beginning of the End of AIDS Starts With You: Progress. Proof. Promise.

    Download our 2011 World AIDS Day report featuring inspirational stories and testimonials from the front lines of the fight against AIDS. The beginning of the end of AIDS starts with all of us.

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