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Effectiveness: Transparency/IATI Workshop, Joni Hillman, Bond


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    • 1. NGOs, Transparency and theInternational Aid TransparencyInitiative (IATI)20 November 2012
    • 2. Agenda13:30 Welcome and introduction13:40 Setting the scene • Why transparency? • What is IATI? • DFID and IATI14:10 Practicalities: Implementing IATI • The five steps to IATI • What data do I need to publish? • Group work15:00 Break15:15 Practicalities: Implementing IATI • Publishing IATI data16:00 Return to plenary 2
    • 3. Setting the scene: Why transparency?The business case for NGOs – what’s in it for you?1. Effectiveness2. Accountability3. Communication4. Leverage 3
    • 4. Setting the scene: Why IATI? 4
    • 5. Setting the scene: What is IATI?• A common way of publishing data on aid flows• Data can be analysed, interpreted or visualised• Benefits: • Recipient governments have better information about incoming flows, making it easier to identify donor darlings and aid orphans, both now and in the future • Donors and NGOs can see what other donors and NGOs are funding and working on  collaboration, effectiveness, evidence- based decision-making • Donor country taxpayers know how their aid is being spent • Developing country citizens, NGOs and communities have better information with which to hold their own governments and international donors and NGOs to account 5
    • 6. Setting the scene: DFID and IATI• Cross-Whitehall focus on transparency and open government • Effectiveness • Value for money • Accountability to taxpayers • Reduce corruption• DFID leadership role in IATI • #1 in Aid Transparency Index (Oct 2012)• UK Aid Transparency Guarantee 6
    • 7. Setting the scene: DFID and IATI• PPAs – by 31 March 2013• Other grantees – within 3 months of signing grant agreement • Implementation Schedule • Data on all DFID required fields published • Data updated quarterly 7
    • 8. Questions? 8
    • 9. Practicalities: Implementing IATIThe five steps to IATI implementation:1. Commit2. Prepare3. Select4. Draft5. Manage 9
    • 10. Practicalities: Publishing IATI dataWhat data do I need to publish?• Org name & ID• Activity title, description & status• Start & end dates• Contact info• Participating orgs (funding, accountable, implementing)• Activity location• Activity sector• Transactions (incoming funds, expenditure, disbursements – aggregated)• Documents (budget, logframe, proposal, reports, evaluation) 10
    • 11. Group work• What are the steps you need to take in your own organisation to begin moving towards IATI publication? • Where might you find barriers and how will you overcome them? • Who do you need to involve in discussions? • What are the selling points for your leadership team? 11
    • 12. Break 12
    • 13. Practicalities: How do I publish IATI data?1. Implementation Schedule1. IATI Registry account (user and publisher accounts)1. Publishing tool (e.g. AidStream) 13
    • 14. IATI Registry 14
    • 15. AidStream 15
    • 16. More information and support• Bond website •• IATI Registry •• AidStream •• Online surgeries and practical workshops • Register online• Sign up to the Bond Transparency e-bulletin • 16
    • 17. Thank youJoni’s Wharf • 8 All Saints Street • London • N1 9RL • United Kingdom+44 (0)20 7837 8344 • • 17