IATI has issued new guidance on how to publish data using the IATI Standard to promote traceability. The new guidance aims to improve IATI data for tracking development and humanitarian funds and activities throughout complex delivery chains.
The new guidance aims to improve IATI data for tracking development and humanitarian funds and activities throughout complex delivery chains.
Publishers are encouraged to read and follow the IATI Standard traceability guidance on how to publish specific data within IATI activities that will help users to trace the flow of funds from the original donors down to the intended beneficiaries.
IATI community consultation process
The new guidance follows the IATI Standard Traceability Guidance Review consultation that took place between March and May 2021. As with previous IATI guidance reviews, the IATI community was invited to provide feedback on the draft guidance document. The IATI Technical Team reviewed incoming feedback and held a webinar to review the guidance and seek additional feedback.The IATI Technical Team updated the guidance to address feedback received through the consultation process, and shared the final version with the community via IATI Connect.
The IATI Secretariat continually reviews and updates its guidance to publishers to ensure it meets user needs. As per IATI’s guidance management processes, we also welcome suggestions from the community on improving or updating our guidance materials. Please continue to support this ongoing guidance review work by responding to calls through IATI Connect and our regular IATI Newsletter (sign-up below) for additional information.