Transparency Fund: Review of Results (2007–17)

Trapnell, Stephanie
Dec 2017
The Inter-American Development Bank Transparency Fund was created to strengthen the institutional capacity of the borrowing member countries of the IDB to design and implement transparency policies, mechanisms, and practices that prevent and control corruption. The goal of this study is to assess the extent to which the Fund has met its targets as established in the Results Framework of 2012 (updated in 2014). It also assesses the Fund’s progress against indicators that reflect the achievement of longer term institutional strengthening and accountability outcomes. Findings indicate that the Fund has largely met or exceeded output targets, with few areas where this was not the case. The Fund has also strengthened institutional functioning in nearly all areas identified by the results framework and, in some cases, has shown remarkable progress in enhancing the effectiveness of institutions.