Information on aid needs to be regularly published and freely available if it is going to help effective spending, evaluation, and accountability. In order to promote more effective aid, all donors need to provide their aid information in a common format that meets the needs of recipient governments and civil society.
The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) offers a common standard for publishing aid information. It also satisfies our four pillars of transparent aid, ensuring data is published in a manner that is:
These are all crucial, as only then can donor aid spending be mapped and properly aligned with the recipient country’s domestic budget.
For aid to be fully transparent, donors must publish information to IATI.