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28.

U.S. – Department of Defense

Fair

28_F_US Defence

OVERVIEW

Have they met the Busan commitment on aid transparency? No.

The Department of Defense (DOD) works to encourage and enable international partners to work with the United States to achieve strategic objectives, a number of which are foreign assistance- related in approach, whereby Congress has authorised DOD to train, equip, and support foreign defense and security establishments under a discrete set of circumstances.

ANALYSIS

Achievements and progress
  • After sliding in the last three assessments, DOD is now in the ‘fair’ category for the first time having made an improvement of 16% relative to the 2014 Index.
  • Since the 2015 U.S. Aid Transparency Review, Defense has published nine new fields at the activity-level to the IATI Registry (actual dates; aid type; collaboration type; commitments; disbursements and expenditure; finance type; flow type; implementer; tied aid status) and three new fields at the organisational level (annual report; audit; procurement policy).
Challenges and room for improvement
  • DOD does not publish a complete organisation file to the IATI Registry. An organisation strategy and an allocation policy are always published but not to the IATI Registry.
  • Fourteen activity-level indicators are not published to the IATI Registry. Planned dates and titles, previously published to the IATI Registry, are no longer available in that format. Eight indicators are not published at all including sub-national locations, Memoranda of Understanding, evaluations, activity budgets, budget identifiers and all activity performance indicators.
  • For all U.S. agencies, aid data is published only quarterly to the IATI Registry.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • DOD should aim for full implementation of the IATI Standard prioritising a complete organisation file with disaggregated budgets.
  • It should then work to improve the depth and breadth of its activity level publication to the IATI Registry paying specific attention to activity-related documents, financial and performance information.
  • DOD should publish timely data to the IATI Registry throughout the year.

Close

DONOR PROFILE

2016 Index Score:

Fair

46.7%

2014 Index Score:

Poor

30.8%

2013 Index Score:

Poor

33.7%


First published to IATI:

May 2013



INDICATOR SCORING

TOTAL

46.7%

SECTION A

COMMITMENT TO
AID TRANSPARENCY:

6.58/10

SECTION B

PUBLICATION
ORGANISATION LEVEL:

12.36/25

SECTION C

PUBLICATION
ACTIVITY LEVEL:

27.79/65

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