Effectiveness: Transparency/IATI Workshop, Joni Hillman, Bond


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  • Effectiveness: Transparency/IATI Workshop, Joni Hillman, Bond

    1. 1. NGOs, Transparency and theInternational Aid TransparencyInitiative (IATI)20 November 2012 bond.org.uk
    2. 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 bond.org.uk 2
    3. 3. Setting the scene: Why transparency?The business case for NGOs – what’s in it for you?1. Effectiveness2. Accountability3. Communication4. Leverage bond.org.uk 3
    4. 4. Setting the scene: Why IATI? bond.org.uk 4
    5. 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 bond.org.uk 5
    6. 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 bond.org.uk 6
    7. 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 bond.org.uk 7
    8. 8. Questions? bond.org.uk 8
    9. 9. Practicalities: Implementing IATIThe five steps to IATI implementation:1. Commit2. Prepare3. Select4. Draft5. Manage bond.org.uk 9
    10. 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) bond.org.uk 10
    11. 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? bond.org.uk 11
    12. 12. Break bond.org.uk 12
    13. 13. Practicalities: How do I publish IATI data?1. Implementation Schedule1. IATI Registry account (user and publisher accounts)1. Publishing tool (e.g. AidStream) bond.org.uk 13
    14. 14. IATI Registry bond.org.uk 14
    15. 15. AidStream bond.org.uk 15
    16. 16. More information and support• Bond website • www.bond.org.uk/transparency• IATI Registry • http://iatiregistry.org• AidStream • http://aidstream.org• Online surgeries and practical workshops • Register online http://www.bond.org.uk/pages/iati-events.html• Sign up to the Bond Transparency e-bulletin • http://www.bond.org.uk/get-e-updates.php bond.org.uk 16
    17. 17. Thank youJoni Hillmanjhillman@bond.org.ukRegent’s Wharf • 8 All Saints Street • London • N1 9RL • United Kingdom+44 (0)20 7837 8344 • bond@bond.org.uk • bond.org.uk bond.org.uk 17