The International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, both started publishing their data to IATI last week in line with commitments made at the first World Humanitarian Summit in 2016.
At the Summit, more than 30 of the biggest donors and aid providers endorsed the Grand Bargain, which included a commitment to publish “timely, transparent, harmonised and open high-quality data” on their humanitarian funding within two years. The Grand Bargain agreement identified IATI as the basis for a common standard.
Both organisations have published millions of dollars of their funding to IATI’s data standard. This data can be accessed by anyone in the world to help improve the planning, coordination and accountability of resources used to address humanitarian crises.
For more information, see Development Initiatives’ work on monitoring and supporting the implementation of the Grand Bargain commitments on transparency.