Tracing Swedish aid to Tanzania using IATI data

Data use

The report uses 2013–2015 International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) data to trace Swedish aid to Tanzania to its end use. It finds that general budget support (GBS) accounted for much of Swedish aid in 2013 and 2015, but it could not determine final expenditures using IATI data. The authors could confirm that in 2014, 28% […]

Increasing the use of IATI data in country systems – reflections from Senegal and Madagascar

Data use

The use of International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) data in country systems is one of the most important frontiers when it comes to drawing value for decision-making from the significant amounts of data now available. More than 700 organisations now publish details on their contributions to sustainable development, including both development and humanitarian activities, to […]

Aid data use at country level: The example of Nepal

Data use

In recent years there have been increasing efforts, both locally in Nepal and internationally, to improve the availability of data on international aid. The Government of Nepal has made important efforts to establish the Aid Management Platform (AMP), including its public website. Various other actors have developed platforms and initiatives to provide access to specific […]

Aid data needs and use cases in Nepal

Data use

Recent years have seen increasing efforts, both locally in Nepal and internationally, to improve how data and information about aid flows is collected and shared. The government of Nepal, supported by development partners, has established the Aid Management Platform (AMP) and launched its public website. Several other platforms and initiatives have been put in place […]

Workshops: Working together to improve humanitarian transparency


We are hosting two consultation workshops in New York and Washington DC to bring together humanitarian data publishers and users to explore the rationale, use and benefits of IATI Standard. New York Date Wednesday 26 April 2017 Time 10.30−15.00 EST Location UNDP, 304 East 45th Street, FF1507, New York, NY 10017   Washington DC Date […]

Implementing and monitoring the Grand Bargain commitment on transparency


At the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, Grand Bargain signatory organisations agreed to work towards greater transparency by identifying and implementing a shared open data standard and common digital platform to enhance transparency and decision-making. As a first step they committed to publishing timely, transparent, harmonised and open high-quality data on humanitarian funding and […]

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 […]

Webinar: Improving humanitarian transparency with IATI


Session 1: An introduction to the IATI Standard within the humanitarian context This session is for participants who want to understand what IATI is, how it can benefit the humanitarian community, and what it means to be an IATI publisher in terms of balancing transparency with operational, security, privacy and other concerns. When: This webinar […]

Defining Humanitarian Emergencies: a joined-up approach

Data use

Responses to humanitarian emergencies involve the interactions of a wide range of donors, international agencies and local actors. Coordination is critical. Coherent, timely data is a key element of this complex response matrix and at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, 33 of the world’s largest donors and humanitarian agencies committed themselves to “identifying and implementing […]

Development Initiatives welcomes the International Development Committee’s call for increased reporting to the IATI Standard


Development Initiatives (DI) has welcomed the report, particularly its call for DFID to use its leadership role to encourage other humanitarian actors to publish to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Standard. DI provides the technical support to IATI, which aims to make information about aid spending easier to access, understand and use. Martin Horwood, […]