Publishing results to IATI
Will it improve learning and accountability?
Thursday, March 31, 2016
This discussion paper considers whether and how the publication of results information to the IATI common data standard could further promote learning, accountability and, ultimately, improved performance by those spending aid money.
The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is a common standard that enables organisations to publish information about their activity in consistent, comparable ways.
From 2016, the Dutch government will require those it funds to publish information, including results, to IATI. A number of other donors are also considering making publication of results to IATI a requirement.
Bond is concerned that, without changes to the IATI results module, a requirement to publish results will not produce the desired outcome of making available useful information that can increase learning and accountability.