• Report
  • 7 March 2017

Reaching the potential of IATI data

Development and humanitarian actors of all types have traditionally faced challenges accessing quality, timely, forward-looking and comprehensive data on resource inputs and results. In 2008, the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) was launched as a voluntary multi-stakeholder initiative to improve the transparency of aid, development and humanitarian resources. IATI has come a long way in a short period of time. More than 500 organisations are now publishing data on their activities in a common open-data standard.

This report seeks to bring together the available evidence on existing use cases for IATI data. It explores which barriers need to be overcome to grow the use of IATI data and how actors across the IATI community can collaborate in doing so. The focus of the analysis is the use of data within aid recipient countries.

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