International Aid Transparency Initiative's annual report published


The International Aid Transparency Initiative has published its annual report. The report provides an update on IATI’s progress against its three key objectives: to encourage more organisations to publish to the IATI Standard, to improve the quality of data published, and to increase the use of IATI data, especially at country level.

Key findings of the IATI Annual Report 2015 include:

  • The number of organisations publishing IATI data has increased by nearly 70% in the last year, from 210 to 353
  • Publishers now span 40 different countries, up from 30 last year
  • US$78 billion has been reported to IATI this year so far. 80% of this is from publishers updating their data at least quarterly and 41% is from publishers updating their data at least monthly
  • Only 20% of expected spend for 2016 and 8% of expected spend for 2017 has been reported as forward-looking budgets.

The report also looks to the future at the key challenges and opportunities for IATI. This includes optimising the Standard for the needs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; using the Standard for improving humanitarian reporting; and contributing to efforts to join up data in order to facilitate a better understanding of development challenges and the design of effective policies to address them.

Development Initiatives is the technical lead for IATI managing the IATI Standard and supporting organisations to publish data. Development Initiatives led on the production of the annual report.

Explore a summary of the full report