APDA The Asian Population and Development AssociationAPDA The Asian Population and Development Association



Achieving Results and Making a Difference

Improving accountability and transparency for ODA


APDA launched a series of projects to increase government accountability and transparency, spurred by the hurdles and difficulties faced by African parliamentarians in accessing information about ODA, who were saying, “I have no clue as to the ODA projects that are implemented in my country or in my constituency” and “There is no information about the ODA that our country received and how much we spent”. Several parliamentarians who participated in these projects urged their governments to disclose the information of their domestic ODA projects, and as a result, the legislation was enacted that requires reporting of ODA projects at the parliaments in Uganda and Zambia.