The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is a multi-stakeholder, government-led initiative which aims to increase the availability and accessibility of aid information.
The IATI focuses on donor transparency and is working to agree common standards of aid information that must be published by donors, taking into account the needs of all stakeholders. By aiming to make more aid information accessible the IATI is working to increase the ability of stakeholders to participate in decision making, increase aid effectiveness and address poverty.
As an NGO Access Info is not a member of the IATI but we see it as an important development in establishing aid transparency and ensuring that adequate information is available about aid.
As part of our work on aid transparency Access Info has contributed comments and recommendations throughout the consultation process of the development of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).
Below are the IATI documents that have so far been open for consultation and our contributions to these consultations.
IATI Scoping paper for consultation, February 2009
Access Info comments on IATI Scoping paper, February 2009
IATI Draft standard part one, October 2009
IATI Draft standard part four, October 2009
Access Info comments on parts one and four of the IATI standard, October 2009