• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • U.S. Foreign Aid Lacks Transparency, New Study Says

    A new study by the international watchdog group Publish What You Fund finds U.S. foreign aid programs lagging seriously in transparency.

    According to the organization, transparency is critical for ensuring genuine accountability for results.

    Of the various U.S. aid organizations, the Millennium Challenge Corporation is the most transparent, with a score of 69.6 percent. That was good enough for ninth place on the list of international aid providers. The U.S. Agency for International Development, by contrast, ranks just 27th, with a transparency score barely breaking 50 percent.

    U.S. aid programs have long been criticized for their lack of impact. As long as they continue to hide behind a veil of secrecy, there is little hope for improvement.

    Posted in International [slideshow_deploy]

    One Response to U.S. Foreign Aid Lacks Transparency, New Study Says

    1. Bobbie says:

      the President said he'll be transparent without America expecting for him to have specifics regarding. The man is hiding everything but his face! Just like his records of his past! Of course foreign aid lacks transparency, he's putting it into hands against America! The man he shows himself to be!

    Comments are subject to approval and moderation. We remind everyone that The Heritage Foundation promotes a civil society where ideas and debate flourish. Please be respectful of each other and the subjects of any criticism. While we may not always agree on policy, we should all agree that being appropriately informed is everyone's intention visiting this site. Profanity, lewdness, personal attacks, and other forms of incivility will not be tolerated. Please keep your thoughts brief and avoid ALL CAPS. While we respect your first amendment rights, we are obligated to our readers to maintain these standards. Thanks for joining the conversation.

    Big Government Is NOT the Answer

    Your tax dollars are being spent on programs that we really don't need.

    I Agree I Disagree ×

    Get Heritage In Your Inbox — FREE!

    Heritage Foundation e-mails keep you updated on the ongoing policy battles in Washington and around the country.

    ×