Table of contents


Vision

Mission

Values

Transparency

Data Format Standards

Aid Information

Information Access

Openness

Accountability

Effectiveness

Poverty Reduction

1: IATI Standard

2: Online Registry



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IATI AND AID TRANSPARENCY

Why is IATI needed? 1) There are a number of potential sources available to track aid spending through the system 2) People working or interested in development have found it difficult to obtain the information they need. Donors have devoted increasing resources to respond to numerous information requests.  This is because aid information in the main existing data sources, although it can be very good, is often out of date. And none of the sources provide sufficiently comprehensive aid information to meet the diverse needs of all those requiring it.

Source:
http://www.aidtransparency.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/IATI_4_PAGER_2012_FINAL.pdf

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Submitter:

First name: Owen

Last name: Ambur

Email Address: Owen.Ambur@verizon.net

Organization:

Name: International Aid Transparency Initiative

Acronym: IATI

Description: The International Aid Transparency Iniative (IATI) was launched at the Third High Level Forum in Accra in 2008 and is a multi‐stakeholder initiative to improve the transparency of aid information in order to increase  the  effectiveness of aid in reducing poverty... IATI is not an organisation but a network of like‐minded organisations who have come together to promote greater aid transparency. As of November 2012, 35 organisations who collectively  account  for over 75% of global official development assistance are IATI signatories. In addition 22 developing countries have endorsed IATI. Other organisations and developing countries participate as observers.

Stakeholder(s):

Donor Countries: participating donors who are able to meet their ‘access to information’ obligations and reduce their administrative costs because they only need to publish their information once and no longer need to respond to multiple information requests

Donors: donors who want to co‐ordinate their spending with that of other donors

Developing Countries: governments of developing countries who need to know how much aid is spent in their county and when the money will be paid out, so that they can plan their budgets and activities accordingly

Civil Society Organisations : community‐based organisations who want to know what resources are available and influence how they are used

Experts in Aid

Citizens: citizens who want to check whether governments are keeping their promises and hold them to account

Anti‐Corruption Activists: anti‐corruption activists who want to track recipient governments’ aid receipts and expenditure to find out whether money is being siphoned off

Journalists: journalists and researchers who want to investigate where aid is going and how effectively it is being spent

Researchers

Vision

Mission

To improve the transparency of aid information in order to increase the effectiveness of aid in reducing poverty.

Values

Transparency

Data Format Standards: Publish Once, Use Everywhere -- Organisations only need to publish their aid information in one place and one format. This allows many different information users to access the information they need and use it for their own diverse purposes. This widens access to comparable aid information. It results in more openness and accountability. It makes it easier to monitor aid effectiveness and thus help to accelerate poverty reduction.

Aid Information

Information Access

Openness

Accountability

Effectiveness

Poverty Reduction


Goal 1: IATI Standard

Develop and agree a common, open standard for the publication of aid information – the IATI standard (www.iatistandard.org) which includes agreements on what to publish, common definitions and formats for publication, and a Framework for Implementation

Stakeholder(s):

Citizens

Governments

Parliamentarians

Development Community

Participating Donors: Participating donors adjusting their existing processes for collecting information about their aid expenditure in order to publish more information, more quickly, in this common, open format. This will enable IATI to meet the needs of a much wider range of stakeholders. Donors choose their own systems for collecting and publishing information. A new central registry makes it possible for people to find information quickly and easily because it points users to where the information they need has been published.

Objective(s):


Other Information:

The new standard builds on existing agreements and definitions, including the Creditor Reporting System of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). It provides comparable classifications and definitions so that citizens, governments, parliamentarians and people working in the development community can find out: * how much money is being provided * when it was, or is, due to be spent? * where the money will be spent * how the money will be spent * what the funds are expected to achieve.

Objective


Goal 2: Online Registry

Set up an online registry (www.iatiregistry.org) that as acts as an address book to the location of aid information that participating donors publish on their own websites

Stakeholder(s):

IATI Registry Users: To date, 94 organisations have published their data to the IATI Registry, 14 donor signatories and 80 implementing partners, including leading international NGOs such as Oxfam GB, Hivos and Save the Children UK.

NGOs

Oxfam GB

Hivos

Save the Children UK

Objective(s):


Objective

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