Workshop: Working together to improve humanitarian transparency

Date 29 March 2017

Time 13.30−16.30 CET

Location Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG), Rue de Varembé 17, CH 1211 Genève 20, Switzerland

About Transparency is a fundamental part of improving the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of crisis prevention and response. The commitment by Grand Bargain signatory organisations to publish timely, transparent, harmonised and open high-quality data on humanitarian financing by May 2018 – using the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) as the basis for a common standard – sets a clear direction for improving humanitarian data for better accountability, decision-making and learning.

What types of data and information on humanitarian funding and activities are needed? What are the key challenges and incentives for organisations to publish better data on their humanitarian activities? How can humanitarian stakeholders be supported in publishing and using aid data?

Development Initiatives is co-hosting a half-day consultation workshop, with the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) in the margins of the 2017 ICVA Annual Conference. The workshop will bring together humanitarian data publishers and users to explore the rationale, use and benefits of the IATI Standard and how it can be further enriched to meet and monitor the needs of the humanitarian community.

A second consultation workshop is planned in New York, USA, at the end of April 2017.


We are also carrying out a survey to better understand the current state of play and the perceived challenges and incentives for Grand Bargain signatory organisations to publish high-quality data on their humanitarian activities. Please take ten minutes to complete our survey before Wednesday 12 April 2017.

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More information

Read our consultation paper Implementing and monitoring the Grand Bargain commitment on transparency  

Download An introduction to IATI for humanitarian actors

Listen to our webinar series Improving humanitarian transparency with IATI

Read the Grand Bargain commitment from the World Humanitarian Summit 2016

Read The Grand Bargain explained An ICVA briefing paper


This workshop is part of the project Monitoring the Grand Bargain commitment on transparency funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. DI is working with Grand Bargain signatory organisations to raise awareness of the IATI Standard, improve technical capacity to publish and use humanitarian aid data, and continue to ensure that the IATI Standard meets the needs of the humanitarian community. At the same time, the project will support Grand Bargain signatories and the wider humanitarian community to monitor progress against the transparency commitment.