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.
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: