IATI has launched new guidance on Publishing data on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using the IATI Standard. The paper sets out how out how organisations can use the open data standard of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) to share data on finance and results of activities that are intended to contribute to SDGs.
The availability of open, transparent data on resources and results is essential in monitoring progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To-date over 1000 donor governments, multilateral agencies and foundations, non-government organisations, development finance institutions and private sector organisations have published data using the IATI Standard.
The availability of open, transparent data on resources and results is essential in monitoring progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
By following the methodology set out in the new guidance, the data already shared by these organisations will reveal much more clearly how their funding and activities are contributing to achieving the SDGs. IATI encourages all its publishers to start using this new guidance to improve the quality and comparability of the available data and ultimately to make it more useful for more people to use for more purposes.
As well as providing guidance, the paper also briefly explains:
- Why use the IATI Standard to capture SDG resources and results?
- Progress made to date by IATI and next steps.
The guidance set out in the paper is specifically targeted at organisations that are already familiar with publishing data according to the rules and guidance of the IATI Standard. Organisations wishing to begin publishing their data to the IATI Standard should refer to IATI Publishing Guidance.
International development and humanitarian actors not already doing so are invited to engage with IATI to see how they too can make use of data or champion the IATI Standard and ensure that open data contributes to the achievement of sustainable development outcomes.