To ensure transparency in international cooperation for sustainable development, information must be provided promptly and must be clear, easily accessible and detailed. Where this is the case, cooperation is also more effective. GIZ supports international efforts to achieve this.
Transparency is one of the central themes of international discussion on improving aid effectiveness. Germany is a member of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), which was established in Accra in 2008. Participants at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan in 2011 agreed to implement an international transparency standard by the end of 2015 based on the standards of IATI and those of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
GIZ supports international efforts to improve the effectiveness of international cooperation through the publication of comprehensible, timely, detailed and easily accessible information, and has incorporated clear requirements for transparency and information-sharing in its transparency policy.
GIZ also assists the German Government in fulfilling international transparency obligations and publishes a wide range of information about its work, including company reports and publications, brief reports on central and local/regional evaluations, and data and brief descriptions for GIZ projects. Additionally, GIZ publishes its invitations to tender and provides an overview of the contracts it has awarded.