Enhancing Foreign Assistance
The Case for Transparency and Accountability in Foreign
Increasingly, for Western governments that provide foreign
assistance to nations, or the World Bank and other global organizations who fund projects in developing and
conflict countries, transparency is an important condition in the management of assistance funds. Often,
these nations are rated high for the perception of corruption by Transparency International as
they do not have the legal and regulatory framework, operational processes and standards to implement
transparency, and corruption is accepted as a condition of doing business.
Example of increasing call for transparency: The Foreign Aid Transparency and
Accountability Act contemplated by the U.S. Congress calls for stronger monitoring and evaluation guidelines and
greater transparency of programs.
The Marx Group transparency model is well suited to these needs as it works within the
existing legal framework by supplementing laws and regulations with integrated transparency processes and
controls that are tailored to local customs and norms. The model, when validated and enforced by real-time
observations, creates disincentives for corruption and improves transparency, fairness and
accountability. To learn more about The Marx Group model for transparency, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .