At the end of March, the BMZ published a first set of data and information on projects in all partner countries based on the standards of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and the Busan transparency agreements.
Germany has been a member of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) since it was founded in 2008. So far, 36 bilateral and multilateral donors have signed IATI and more than 130 organisations are reporting regularly to the IATI registry.
In late 2011, the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, explicitly reaffirmed the importance of this transparency initiative. Germany, too, made a commitment at the meeting in Busan to publish timely, detailed and standardised information on development cooperation. The BMZ published its national schedules for the implementation of the international transparency standards in December 2012.
In a first step, recent basic data and documents on ongoing bilateral ODA projects or activities will be made available online. This data complements the statistically verified data that the OECD publishes annually on the basis of member states’ ODA reporting.
Data and documents will be complemented continuously over the next few months and will be updated at least once every six months. The publication of strategy papers and evaluation reports will also be expanded.
For more information on transparency and German IATI reporting, please go to: www.bmz.de/transparency