Improving humanitarian transparency with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and the UN OCHA Financial Tracking Service (FTS)


This background paper introduces humanitarian actors to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Standard and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS). It answers key questions about the purpose and functionality of IATI and FTS and explains how they work together. The paper was drafted by Development Initiatives […]

Quick comparison of OECD DAC and UN OCHA FTS data


Looking at the graph on humanitarian aid expenditure captured by the DAC and FTS suggests that they have captured similar volumes of DAC donor contributions in 2008 and 2009 – but this does not mean that they are capturing the same things. For example, contributions to the military for human rights training cannot count as […]