G8 accountability starts with transparency

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UK Prime Minister- David Cameron hosts the next G8 Meeting.

UK Prime Minister- David Cameron hosts the next G8 Meeting.

Ahead of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne, the G8 has published its second comprehensive report tracking progress on leaders’ development promises. This is an important example of the G8’s commitment to transparency, which is a key part of the Summit’s agenda this year.

The Lough Erne Accountability Report rates all areas, from aid efficiency to food security, as good or satisfactory. The G8 members will use the report, which adopted the innovative Red-Amber-Green scorecard system, to consider which areas need greater focus in the future.

International Development Secretary, Justine Greening, said:

“This report is a key element in the G8’s drive for transparency including in all areas of G8 work on development and governance.

“It highlights how the G8 can be most effective when working in partnership with developing countries. We must continue to build on these positive working relationships so we can all achieve the best results, especially in economic development as it is the engine that lifts the poorest and most vulnerable people out of poverty. “

The nine areas assessed in the report and their ratings are:

Aid and aid effectiveness: Satisfactory
Economic development: Good
Health: Good
Water and sanitation: Good
Food security: Good
Education: Satisfactory
Governance: Good
Peace and security: Good
Environment and Energy: Satisfactory
The G8 summit at Lough Erne will take place 17-18 June.

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