Thursday, 26 August 2010

More on transparency

Thanks to Chris Blattman for picking up this wonderfully succinct bit from Gilmore's post that really says it all:

When people like me demand transparency and say “We want to know where the money went.”, I think we actually mean “We want to know what the money did.” In this case, I really don’t care if World Vision blew 90% of their budget on strippers and Grey Goose vodka. What I want to know is what did they deliver? What changed on the ground? How many people were helped? I want transparent impact. I couldn’t care less about transparent budgets.

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