Aid Transparency Index Rates Estonia, Others 'Poor'
The global Publish What You Fund campaign's newly published Aid Transparency Index 2014 places Estonia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the poor category.
The equivalent bodies in the US, Norway, Czech Republic and the IMF also were assigned a "poor."
Estonia placed 41st out of 68th in donor ranking.
Although Estonia is a part of the EU's collective commitment to Transparency Guarantee and the Busan common standard, it is not a member of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and does not disclose information in the fornat required by this standard. The organization says this leads to "duplication of efforts in some areas and underfunding in others."
The report recommends that although Estonia performs relatively well on planning information at the organisational level, it should also publish an implementation schedule with specific timelines and delivery targets.
The index is topped by the United Nations Development Programme, the United Kingdom's Department for International Development and USA's Millennium Challenge Corporation. Sweden's foreign ministry was the only foreign ministry in the very good category;