Tag: International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)

New Directions in 2016

IATI has come a long way since its launch in 2008, and 2016 presents exciting opportunities for the initiative to evolve in new directions. Improving humanitarian reporting The first World Humanitarian Summit being held in May this year presents a

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What we achieved in 2015

2015 has been another busy year for IATI. We’ve increased the number of IATI publishers, worked towards improving data quality and usage, and engaged in the post-2015 development agenda. Here are our key achievements: The number and variety of IATI

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ATLAS: Oxfam Novib’s Open Data in Action

“Sharing our data will make us better at what we do” Leo Stolk, ATLAS Project Leader ATLAS is Oxfam Novib’s online gateway to information about their projects and partners around the world. For an organisation with hundreds of partners and

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How can the OGP push forward the open aid data agenda?

We pledge to be more transparent at every level — because more information on government activity should be open, timely, and freely available to the people. We pledge to engage more of our citizens in decision-making — because it makes

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From open borders to open data

This week, many of us have been gripped by the story of thousands of people, mostly from Syria, trying to travel from Hungary to Germany via Austria. The story reminded me of an earlier refugee crisis. I grew up in

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2016 Aid Transparency Index: Who will uphold their commitment to aid transparency?

At the Busan High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in 2011, the world’s largest aid providers committed to publishing their data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) by the end of 2015. IATI is the only international open data standard

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Is the open data discussion open enough?

David Saldivar is the Aid Effectiveness Policy and Advocacy Manager at Oxfam America. The conversation around open data for development is expansive; but even with all the talk the discussion almost always lapses into a narrow dialogue between donors and

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Where Is All the Aid Money for Nepal Going? Open Data Could Help Lift the Veil

When NPR and ProPublica revealed in June that $500 million was missing from the Red Cross earthquake funds for Haiti, it rang alarm bells across Nepal. In April, the Himalayan country was rocked by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that claimed more

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What’s next for U.S. Government aid transparency?

Earlier this month, Publish What You Fund’s U.S. Aid Transparency Review showed strong improvements from the U.S. Government (USG). In particular, USAID should be congratulated for its leap from a narrowly achieved “Fair” to a solid “Good,” while MCC continues

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What’s next for U.S. Government aid transparency? Data quality for data use

This is a guest post by Josh Powell, Director of Innovation at Development Gateway Earlier this month, Publish What You Fund’s U.S. Aid Transparency Review showed strong improvements from the U.S. Government (USG). In particular, USAID should be congratulated for

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