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The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) for CSOs and NGOs

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Information about The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) for CSOs and NGOs
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Published on February 20, 2014

Author: BondTransparency

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Introducing the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) for NGOs and CSOs. The presentation used in the training by Bond UK (www.bond.org.uk) and IATI (iatistandard.org),
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Introduction to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Bond and Development Initiatives, 2014 bond.org.uk

Who are we? Bond: Sarah Johns Transparency Adviser sjohns@bond.org.uk Development Initiatives: Wendy Rogers Data Analyst wendy.rogers@devinit.org bond.org.uk 2

3 things you need to know about IATI bond.org.uk 3

1. IATI is a data standard for sharing information about development assistance bond.org.uk

It uses XML to structure the information bond.org.uk

So that we move from this… bond.org.uk

… to this. Common Standard Format bond.org.uk

2. Using the IATI data standard has benefits for your organisation Collaboration Get buy-in Information systems mapping Collect information Share information Communication bond.org.uk 8

and provides insight data you can use devtracker.dfid.gov.uk bond.org.uk 9

openaidsearch.org bond.org.uk 10

3. Sharing information has the potential to catalyse change Play video bond.org.uk 11

The Implementation Schedule Wendy Rogers, Development Initiatives bond.org.uk

The implementation schedule http://support.iatistandard.org/entries/23287146-The-Implementation-Schedule bond.org.uk 13

The Implementation Schedule This is made up of four tabs 1. Cover page / instruction sheet 2. Publishing information • The narrative here can also be used for your publisher profile when setting up an account on the Registry Organisation data 3. • Captures information about your organisation Activity data 4. • Covers information about your projects bond.org.uk 14

Practical Session & Discussion bond.org.uk 15

Break bond.org.uk 16

The IATI Standard and Other Animals Wendy Rogers, Development Initiatives bond.org.uk

What to Publish What • Project Number, Title, Description, Sector Who • Funding, Accountable, Implementing When • Start Date, End Date Where • Country/Region How much? • Incoming Funds, Disbursements, Expenditures, Budgets

The IATI Standard • Defines a consistent format for how data is published: • Published data is held in two different types of file • Organisation file • Activity Files bond.org.uk

DFID Minimum Requirements • The information to publish will cover the DFID minimum requirements. bond.org.uk

Your Organisation Describes Your Organisation. Includes: • Reporting Org • Organisation Identifier • Organisational Contacts • Budgets (agency, country) bond.org.uk

Your Work Described in ‘Units of Aid’ or ‘Activities’. Usually projects. • Unique activity identifier • Title • Description • Other Activity Identifiers • Activity Status: code and description • Activity Dates: start /end planned or actual bond.org.uk

Who Is Involved? Described as Participating Organisations’. • Organisation name • Role: Funder, Extending, Implementing, Accountable • Ref: Type of organisation (code and description) bond.org.uk

Where In The World? Where do your activities take place or impact • Region or Country • Lat / Long Coordinates • Local Areas bond.org.uk

Financial Transactions Used to understand the flow of monies • Amount • Date • Type: Commitment, Incoming Funds, Disbursement, Expenditure etc. • Who from / to • Transaction description bond.org.uk

Results Was the activity successful. Did it achieve its aims? • Type of result • Textual description bond.org.uk

Activity Classifications Helps to describe the type of activity’. • Aid type • Sector • Policy • Flow Type • Finance Type • Collaboration Type NB:Some categories can be defined as an activity default. bond.org.uk

Supplementary Activity Information Extra information about activities • Activity contact details • Web sites • Online documentation bond.org.uk

Get started, publish what you can Available Quality Exclusions .

Task or Opportunity? For your organisation it can provide • An opportunity to tell your stories • Trust (to supporters, general public, other organisations) • ‘On the ground’ intelligence to support the need for intervention For others it can • Enable citizens to hold their Governments to account • Provide governments with information they need to make decisions • Provide the transparency that aid is reaching those genuinely in need bond.org.uk

Back to the implementation schedule bond.org.uk 31

Practical Session & Discussion bond.org.uk 32

Lunch bond.org.uk 33

Publishing Your IATI-XML Files Wendy Rogers, Development Initiatives bond.org.uk

Publishing IATI-XML Files • IATI-XML files should be physically located on a publishers own web site • The IATI Registry holds a URL link that ‘points’ to wherever your files are located online bond.org.uk

Registry accounts • A 2 step process that requires setting up: A user account 1. • This enables you to log in but not publish any data A publisher account 2. • This enables you to register as a publisher and publish data bond.org.uk

IATI Registry http://www.iatiregistry.org/ bond.org.uk

IATI Registry: User account bond.org.uk

IATI Registry: Publisher account bond.org.uk

IATI Registry: Publisher account bond.org.uk

Much of the information required when setting up an account comes from the publishing information tab in your Implementation Schedule. bond.org.uk

Publishing Tools bond.org.uk

Tools For Creating IATI-XML Files There are currently three different types of tool that can be used to publish data in IATI-XML format • Aidstream • CSV Converter • Bespoke systems bond.org.uk

Tool Web Sites Aidstream: http://www.aidstream.org CSV Converter: http://csv2iati.iatstandard.org bond.org.uk 44

More Information & Support Bond website : www.bond.org.uk/transparency IATI Knowledge Base : http://support.iatistandard.org/forums/20317313-for-ngos IATI Support: support@iatistandaard.org bond.org.uk 45

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