In advance of the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in South Korea, Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) have become the third NGO in the world, and the ninth donor ever, to publish their aid information using the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).
EWB Canada have long been supporters of IATI and in publishing their data to IATI recognise that this is the first of many steps towards more transparent aid information; their Director of Advocacy, James Haga, says:
While this is an important first step, we appreciate that we have more work to do in learning how aid transparency can best contribute to improved development effectiveness. In the weeks and months to come, we’re committed to publishing more and more data that will shed light on other areas of our work in Africa.
You can view EWB’s first data set now via the IATI registry.
Several more IATI signatories are expected to publish their initial data to the IATI standard in the run up to Busan… watch this space for more information!