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IATI implementation at DFID


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Implementation of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard at DFID. Presentation from the IATI Steering Group in Paris on 9 February 2011

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IATI implementation at DFID

  1. 1. IATI Implementation at DFID <ul><li>It’s difficult, </li></ul><ul><li>not impossible, </li></ul><ul><li>(but still difficult) </li></ul>“ ”
  2. 2. What have we achieved?
  3. 3. What have we achieved? API call:
  4. 4. …and relax? From Pixelflake on Flickr (Creative Commons licence)
  5. 5. Challenges & Lessons Learned <ul><li>Policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Culture. </li></ul><ul><li> Implementation. </li></ul>Image © Russell Watkins / Department for International Development. Used by permission.
  6. 6. Policy environment datasets Spend >£25k Spend >£500 contracts SCS names/pay/job titles organograms tenders ICT contracts Aid Transparency Guarantee Project documents Project details Transparency items to deliver between May 2010 and early 2011 COINS names/pay/job titles >£150k Ministers’ & DGs’ travel, hospitality, gifts & expenses Ministers’ meetings IATI
  7. 7. Culture Politicians Geeks Workers Citizens
  8. 8. Change Management
  9. 9. Implementation Data mapping Safety & security “ Embedded” transparency process Data quality Governance Evolving IATI standard Resourcing & Sustainability Phased approach
  10. 10. IATI Delivery Team BUSINESS TECHNICAL Project Manager Business Analyst IATI Lead IATI Policy Statistician (CRS++) SQL Developer Web Developer Application Architect Data Architect Technical Lead Integration Developer Full-time roles Part-time roles Change & Comms Finance/ Procurement Project Management
  11. 11. (Very) High-Level Technical Architecture CORE SYSTEMS Internal systems used for all project management activities. All user input is to these systems. DATA MART Raw data IATI format Transforms nightly monthly EXTERNAL IATI format API layer API layer Finance & Project Mgt Document Management Converts data from internal system format to IATI format Presents data to external users and systems
  12. 12. What’s next? Phase 1 Accessibility and Feedback Embedding Transparency Phase 2/ Phase 3
  13. 13. Don’t forget the vision Photo credit: DFID/Nick Cunard
  14. 14. Questions? Picture: © Martin Middlebrook, used by permission of DFID