The International AidTransparency Initiative (IATI)<br />Development Initiatives<br />And friends ….<br />Hewlett Foundati...
A division of labour <br />My part:<br />Why are we doing this?<br />What is IATI trying to do?<br />What does it have to ...
After the tsunami in Aceh<br />“In February, in Riga (close to Calang) we had a case of measles, a little girl. Immediatel...
Transparency of resources for poverty<br />Enable feedback (“social accountability”)<br />Reduce administration, overlap a...
Today’s information user<br />Donorwebsite<br />Donorwebsite<br />Donorwebsite<br />45 Donorwebsites<br />45 Donorwebsites...
inconsistent
scattered across multiple sites
unavailable</li></ul>Donor budgetsand accounts<br />DAC CRS<br />FTS<br />AIDA, PLAID, TRAID, Donor Atlas, etc<br />AIMS<b...
International Aid Transparency Initiative<br />Agreed in 2008 <br />18 funders, half of global aid<br />Others participati...
Taxonomy hell<br />
Automaticdata sharing?<br />
Layar<br />Wikitude<br />
What would this mean?<br />Modification to MIS<br />Collect & record more data<br />Some difficult questions<br />“Streaml...
Advantages for grantmakers<br />Better results<br />Demonstrate impact<br />Learning and feedback<br />Grant management<br...
www.aidinfo.orgwww.aidtransparency.netowen@devinit.orgvictoria@devinit.org<br />
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International Grant Making and the IATI Standard

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Presentation from Wednesday 17th March, Breakout Session on International Grant Making and the IATI Standard, at the 2010 Grant Manager's Network Annual Conference, Baltimore.

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International Grant Making and the IATI Standard

  1. 1. The International AidTransparency Initiative (IATI)<br />Development Initiatives<br />And friends ….<br />Hewlett Foundation<br />Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation<br />Foundation Center<br />Grantsfire<br />
  2. 2. A division of labour <br />My part:<br />Why are we doing this?<br />What is IATI trying to do?<br />What does it have to do with foundations?<br />Your part:<br />Does this make sense?<br />Advantages for foundations?<br />Challenges, and how to overcome them?<br />Might your foundation participate?<br />
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  4. 4. After the tsunami in Aceh<br />“In February, in Riga (close to Calang) we had a case of measles, a little girl. Immediately, all epidemiologists of Banda Aceh came in, because they were afraid of a propagation of measles among displaced people, but the little girl recovered very fast. Then, we realized that this was not a normal case of measles and we discovered that this girl has received the same vaccine three times, from three different organizations. The measles symptoms were a result of the three vaccines she received.” El Pais (April 13, 2005, p. A2).<br />
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  9. 9. Transparency of resources for poverty<br />Enable feedback (“social accountability”)<br />Reduce administration, overlap and waste<br />Reduce corruption, track money<br />Effective decision-making and execution <br />Predictable spending, coordinated programmes<br />Identify need<br />Learn what works<br />Better institutions and “social contract”<br />Build support for foreign assistance<br />
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  11. 11. Today’s information user<br />Donorwebsite<br />Donorwebsite<br />Donorwebsite<br />45 Donorwebsites<br />45 Donorwebsites<br />Systems are producer rather than user oriented<br />Information can be: <br /><ul><li>hard to find
  12. 12. inconsistent
  13. 13. scattered across multiple sites
  14. 14. unavailable</li></ul>Donor budgetsand accounts<br />DAC CRS<br />FTS<br />AIDA, PLAID, TRAID, Donor Atlas, etc<br />AIMS<br />Journalists & Researchers<br />Line Ministries<br />Sectoralworking groups<br />30 Embassy orDelegation websites<br />
  15. 15. International Aid Transparency Initiative<br />Agreed in 2008 <br />18 funders, half of global aid<br />Others participating but not formally committed<br />Four components:<br />agreement on what will be published;<br />common definitions for sharing information ;<br />a common electronic data format;<br />a “code of conduct”.<br />On track to agree details during 2010<br />All resources for poverty in developing countries<br />
  16. 16. Taxonomy hell<br />
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  22. 22. Automaticdata sharing?<br />
  23. 23. Layar<br />Wikitude<br />
  24. 24. What would this mean?<br />Modification to MIS<br />Collect & record more data<br />Some difficult questions<br />“Streamlined” reporting: joined up with Foundation Center, Grantsfire, IRS, OECD DAC, Governments<br />Easier grant management (?)<br />
  25. 25. Advantages for grantmakers<br />Better results<br />Demonstrate impact<br />Learning and feedback<br />Grant management<br />Less duplication<br />Easier collaboration<br />Challenges<br />Does this make sense?<br />Advantages?<br />Overcome challenges?<br />Participate?<br />Who decides?<br />Publishing more information<br />Changing systems<br />Embarrassment<br />Privacy<br />Change is hard<br />
  26. 26. www.aidinfo.orgwww.aidtransparency.netowen@devinit.orgvictoria@devinit.org<br />
  27. 27. Backup slides<br />
  28. 28. Process and next steps<br />Drafts of what is published and code of conduct already been through consultation process <br />TAG meeting 22nd/23rd March discusses draft definitions and formats <br />Steering Committee meeting April 2010<br />Final agreement on data to be published July 2010<br />Final agreement on documents to be published end 2010<br />Implementation of phase 1 due to start by end 2010 <br />Code of conduct to be agreed by end 2010 <br />Scaling up donor outreach, including through EU process if possible <br />
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  30. 30. “Publish once, use often”<br />
  31. 31. A four part standard<br /> 1) agreement on what will be published;<br /> 2) common definitions for sharing information ;<br /> 3) a common electronic data format;<br /> 4) a “code of conduct”.<br />The underlying principle is publish once, use many times<br />

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