Only total transparency and accountability will save Goal's reputation
Published 15/10/2016 | 02:30
Lace curtain transparency doesn't work. When it comes to openness, all or nothing is needed - curtains drawn apart and windows unlatched.
Currently, Ireland's largest aid agency, Goal, is adopting a curtain-tweaking approach to transparency - putting some information into the public domain but holding back on other details. Such tactics are compromising an already damaged organisation.
Also tainting its reputation are issues surrounding accountability - another non-negotiable in any well governed body - which have triggered a US investigation into its humanitarian work on the Turkey-Syria border.