OCFA conducts a round-table on accountability and transparency in foreign aid
- United Arab Emirates: Thursday, December 06 - 2012 at 11:50
- PRESS RELEASE
The UAE Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid (OCFA) conducted a round-table discussion on "Accountability and Transparency in Foreign Aid", attended by senior representatives of key donor organizations.
As well as assessing the progress that the UAE has made with regard to the essential components of achieving the 2021 vision, donors discussed their experience of using the tools available to enhance their accountability and transparency, such as data reporting systems and impact evaluations.
HE Hazza Al Qahtani, Director-General of OCFA said: "The UAE has already introduced many of the tools necessary for it to achieve its 2021 vision. Three comprehensive annual reports on the UAE's foreign aid have already been published. The production of the UAE Foreign Aid Reporting Framework is another milestone in enhancing the transparency of the country's aid donations. Likewise, several of the UAE's top donors are already benefitting from conducting evaluations into the impact of their work, so that they can continuously improve the quality and relevance of the assistance that they provide to those in need".
Al Qahtani continued, "The UAE Government has repeatedly stressed the importance of accountability and transparency in all its programs. OCFA is supporting this commitment by, among other things, issuing annual foreign aid reports and introducing international best practices to UAE donor organizations through its capacity-building events."
The workshop was chaired by HE Sultan al Shamsi, and discussions were facilitated by experts from OCFA.
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