Help develop IATI’s humanitarian reporting guidance

  • Aug. 5, 2016

Can you share your views on our new guidance for publishing humanitarian financing to IATI?

The IATI Technical Team have produced step-by-step information on how humanitarian actors can report their assistance to the IATI Standard. We’re keen to hear whether our guidance best supports humanitarian actors to:

  • Use the latest version (2.02) of the IATI Standard to access its new humanitarian features
  • Provide daily updates (when necessary) during the onset of emergencies so that up-to-date information is readily available to those on the ground

Our new guidance underpins the Grand Bargain commitment made at the World Humanitarian Summit in May to ‘publish to IATI within two years of the WHS’. By supporting organisations to meet this pledge, we aim to improve the operational effectiveness of global humanitarian action.

That’s why IATI worked with UN OCHA FTS, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) and other humanitarian experts to create version 2.02 of the IATI Standard. Originally designed to capture development cooperation, our Standard now meets the needs of humanitarian actors, for example by allowing daily updates and enabling activities to be tagged to specific crises.

We look forward to receiving your thoughts on how our new guidance can best support humanitarian actors to publish IATI data. Views should be posted on IATI’s Discuss forum by Friday 16th September.