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DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

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14_G_EC ECHO

OVERVIEW

Have they met the Busan commitment on aid transparency? Partly.

DG ECHO is responsible for formulating EC humanitarian aid policy and implementing the EU’s humanitarian aid budget. It also coordinates the EU’s disaster response mechanism. In March 2016, DG ECHO proposed a new Emergency Assistance Instrument to be used within the EU to support member states in hosting large number of refugees on their territories.

ANALYSIS

Achievements and progress
  • DG ECHO is placed in the ‘good’ category for the first time, leapfrogging DG DEVCO in the process and graduating from the ‘fair’ category where it ranked in the 2014 Index.
  • It has published three new indicators to the IATI Registry since the 2015 EU Aid Transparency Review including activity budgets and sub-national locations.
  • DG ECHO now publishes to the IATI Registry on a monthly basis.
  • DG ECHO publishes a full organisation file in the IATI Standard, which includes the publication of disaggregated forward-looking budgets for one year ahead.
Challenges and room for improvement
  • The publication of activity-level information is a weak point for DG ECHO where information is available but not published to IATI – for example on evaluations, contracts, tenders and impact appraisals are all published but not to the IATI Registry.
  • Other information items such as budget documents, results and conditions are not published at all.
  • A number of indicators published to IATI score poorly on data quality tests such as sub-national locations, sectors and country strategies.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • DG ECHO should continue to set an example on humanitarian data transparency and begin publishing to IATI’s new humanitarian fields in early 2017, increasing its frequency of publication to IATI to daily during fast on-set emergencies.
  • It should promote aid transparency and IATI as a core component of good humanitarian practice at the World Humanitarian Summit and other international fora and among its implementing partners.
  • DG ECHO should support the use of the EU’s humanitarian data by ensuring that IATI data can automatically feed into the EU’s EDRIS system.

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2016 Index Score:

Good

71.9%

2014 Index Score:

Fair

59.9%

2013 Index Score:

Fair

54.2%


First published to IATI:

July 2013



INDICATOR SCORING

TOTAL

71.9%

SECTION A

COMMITMENT TO
AID TRANSPARENCY:

9.19/10

SECTION B

PUBLICATION
ORGANISATION LEVEL:

22.65/25

SECTION C

PUBLICATION
ACTIVITY LEVEL:

40.03/65

Commitment

1. FOIA

2. Implementation Schedules

3. Accessibility

Planning

Planning

Financial

Financial

4. Organisation Strategy

5. Annual Report

6. Allocation Policy

7. Procurement Policy

Basic

Classifications

Financial

Performance

12. Implementer

13. Unique ID

14. Title

15. Description

16. Planned Dates

17. Actual Dates

18. Current Status

19. Contact Details