In response to the Beirut Port Explosion and in cooperation with NUDGE-NGO, LTA has launched the “Transparent Hearts” Initiative in 2020 to promote transparency in Aid and Reconstruction efforts conducted by CSOs, International Organizations, and other Independent initiatives.
Transparent Hearts is an initiative led in response to the need to bring greater transparency and accountability to NGOs & initiatives working in Beirut's relief effort following the August 4th explosion. This initiative serves to empower NGOs in being transparent and support them in collecting and distributing financial and in-kind donations. NGOs and other entities who join this platform will be able to assess and evaluate the transparency of their work based on the Lebanese Transparency Association's methodology and guidelines, disclose information related to their relief efforts for greater transparency, and allow donors, citizens and other stakeholders to be informed on their implemented efforts.
It was funded by Transparency International and ARK through NUDGE, with a total budget of USD 13,000.
1- Supporting LTA’s efforts in building an online platform that promotes transparency in relation to the donations received for relief and reconstruction efforts and how they were managed across civil society organizations in Lebanon to enhance confidence from the donors and beneficiaries’ side.
2- Designing transparency behavioral triggers based on LTA’s Transparency and Accountability standards for the management of Aid in Lebanon.
3- Organizing online capacity-building webinars and workshops with NGOs/CSOs on the importance of both transparency and the usage of behavioral insight tools to increase traffic to their donation hotlines.
4- Conducting behavioral interventions to promote transparency and good governance as well as fighting corruption in Lebanon.
5- Conducting outreach on collaboration initiatives.
6- Produced a real footage docufilm “Transparency Rebuilds Beirut” ;
7- TV spot to promote platform and importance of transparency;
8- Organize workshops and training sessions for CSOs to get familiar with the platform;
9- User Friendly guidelines developed
10- Multi stakeholder meeting organized