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Transparency and IATI

Bond and NGO Transparency

In this section you will find information and support for assessing and improving the transparency of your organisation, both through the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and other transparency initiatives. For more frequent updates and to find out about consultations and events, join our IATI and Transparency groups on My Bond.

Bond has been working with NGOs and DFID since 2011 to support publication of data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and increase the transparency of NGO information. Our transparency and IATI services are part of the Bond effectiveness, learning and training programmeFor more information about Bond, including information about our grants and a link to our IATI data, go to our Open information page.

LATEST UPDATE: IATI Steering Committee meeting 18 March 2014

Bond, together with Transparency International, Publish What You Fund and the Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness are members of the  International Aid Transparency Initiative Steering Committee. The Committee is the body that makes decisions about IATI's strategic direction - members include many of the largest multilateral and bilateral donors, plus partner country government representatives. Many of the agencies involved in IATI are also involved in aid effectiveness initiatives such as the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, the Open Government Partnership and the Open Aid Partnership.

Bond, who also hold the co-chair of the IATI CSO Working Group, will actively represent the views of civil society organisations at the next Steering Committee meeting on 18 March 2014 to ensure their views are heard as IATI gains momentum. 

If your organisation is already publishing to IATI, or plans to do so, please sign up to the IATI CSO Working Group or email us at transparency@bond.org.uk for more information.

Why aid should be transparent

The IATI standard

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The IATI standard provides a common way of publishing data on aid flows. It emerged from the transparency principles agreed as part of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness in 2005, finally being agreed in February 2011.

The process of agreeing the standard brought together donor country governments, developing country governments, NGOs and aid data experts and aimed to find a way to make information about aid spending easier to find, use and compare.

We support development organisations to publish to IATI

Around 66% of the organisations publishing to IATI are UK-based organisations. Bond offers services such as training, consultancy and specialist workshops to organisations that either aspire to or are required to publish to IATI and to fund managers supporting grantees to publish. We have the expertise to work with organisations from making the commitment and working on the implementation schedule, to publishing on the IATI Register. For more information, contact us at transparency@bond.org.uk . If you are already in the process of publishing, and you need help with a specific enquiry, please contact support@iatistandard.org.

Transparency supports development organisation effectiveness and accountability.

Bond's IATI and transparency work is part of our effectiveness work.