Established last year, AICS is the Italian government’s agency for international development and has committed to publishing their spending and activities to improve transparency. The agency say they are “highly committed” to engaging in IATI, starting with the TAG 2017 “as the first step into IATI’s family”, and are hoping to listen and learn from the technical community.
“Being an IATI publisher is part of our institutional mandate to align our development cooperation with the highest international standards”
By committing to IATI, AICS wants to ensure that the public, journalists and other key stakeholders have a better understanding of where taxpayers money is spent, and what impact Italian development cooperation has in beneficiary countries.
Emilio Ciarlo from AICS said “Being an IATI publisher is part of our institutional mandate to align our development cooperation with the highest international standards. A fundamental part of this is putting our best efforts into being a transparent donor and publishing high quality data.
“We see IATI as terrific tool to enhance the effectiveness of our aid by increasing our strategic awareness of our overall impact, and contributing to a less fragmented and more coherent international development system.”
AICS joins nearly 80 IATI members from across the development, aid and humanitarian sectors. More information on these organisations and how to join IATI can be found in our Members’ Assembly section.