Connecting the dots: The data revolution from an East African perspective

As the technical lead of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), DI’s spent quite a bit of time preparing for the IATI TAG (actually, that maybe an understatement- it’s been a LOT of time). This is the IATI Technical Advisory Group meeting this January; for those who don’t know, the TAG meeting is an opportunity for people interested in both using and producing IATI data, from all over the world, to exchange information, ideas, and contribute to the development of the standard. It’s a great opportunity for those of us working on IATI to listen to the views of both data users and producers, find out about technical challenges and solutions, and take stock of the bigger picture.