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Transparency and Accountability

Conditions for Better Government


Contribute to the improvement of public management and service delivery to citizens, through the strengthening of governments' transparency and accountability.

Several studies show how information assymetries, lack of transparency and accountability affect the quality of public services and have a negative impact on development, especially of the poorest communities. For the IDB, the support provided to countries for the building of institutions that operate with transparency and accountability is part of its mandate ( GA-232-38 and GN-2117-2 ) and the sectoral priorities of growth and social welfare ( AB-2764 ).

Within the strategic framework that defines the Action Plan to Support Countries' Efforts to Combat Corruption and Foster Transparency (PAACT, GN-2540 ), and upon the request of borrowing member countries, the IDB provides support at the institutional and sectoral level and at the national and subnational levels of government.

In this way, the IDB contributes to the improvement of public policies and national plans for preventing and combating corruption and strengthening the institutional capacity of governments by improving access to information, promoting targeted transparency in strategic sectors, modernizing agencies of supreme, external and internal control and enhancing the oversight role of legislative bodies.

Transparency Trust Fund (TTF)


The TTF is an IDB's key tool that has delivered development results through the support of innovative projects in topics such as transparency, accountability and control and prevention of corruption. More >>

More Transparency, Less Corruption

    More Transparency, Less Corruption

    Learn how the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is helping foster accountability in public administrations across Latin America and the Caribbean.
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News and Views

Regional Seminar Open Public Budgets in the Latin America and the Caribbean Countries, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through Institutional Capacity of the State (ICS/IFD), participated on the Regional Seminar “Open Public Budgets in the Latin America and the Caribbean Countries”, celebrated on July 18th and 19th , 2013 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Aug 1, 2013.

IDB and Norway reaffirm transparency partnership for Latin America and the Caribbean

To promote innovative transparency initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Norwegian government announced today that it will make an additional $5 million contribution to the Transparency Trust Fund (TTF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), bringing the country’s total contribution to $7.4 million for the 2013-2015 period.

Apr 25, 2013.

Publication Open Government and Targeted Transparency

This publication has been prepared by the Institutional Capacity of the State Division (IFD/ICS) of the IDB. Its main objective is to present the work conducted by the Bank, within the context of the Transparency Trust Fund (AAF), as a strategic partner of LAC countries in the prevention and control of corruption through the implementation of open government and targeted transparency policies.

Nov 2, 2012.

Project Highlights

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