The World Health Organization (WHO) has become the latest member of IATI. The news was shared today by Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan, at a finance meeting of the WHO’s member states.
The announcement follows Dr. Chan’s decision last year to increase their commitment to transparency by joining IATI by the end of 2016.
Since 2013, information on its spending has been published on the WHO’s Programme Budget. The WHO web portal already includes budgets and expenditures by donor at the country level, information on results, top stories at the programme level and access to key documents. The web portal will also be used to publish the WHO’s IATI data.
Director-General Chan says: “The WHO is pleased to join IATI to reinforce the organisation’s commitment to increased transparency. It is clear that the countries receiving funding from the WHO will benefit from timely, comprehensive and forward-looking information on resources to support global health. We are looking forward to being an active member of IATI and plan to be fully involved in the Members’ Assembly and Technical Advisory Group”.
The WHO joins over 70 members of IATI from across the world, including donor and partner country governments, multilaterals, foundations, private sector and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
More information on IATI’s members and how to join can be found in our new Members’ Assembly section.