Dutch NGO HIVOS is the first major development organisation outside of the UK to publish their data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). Releasing its entire project related information in accordance to the internationally agreed standard, the publication of ‘open data’ enables others to verify and compare activities of development organizations, governments and multilateral institutions.
HIVOS, a Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation, supports projects through financial support, cooperation, networking, advocacy, education and since 2007 has run its own multi-disciplinary knowledge programme integrating knowledge development, knowledge transformation and knowledge application on specific topics with academic institutes, think tanks and a wide array of civil society practitioners and cooperates with many partner organisations throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Dutch civil society organisations have played a vital role in supporting IATI, lead by the efforts of PARTOS, the trade association for international cooperation in the Netherlands. The association represents the interests of 120 Dutch private development organisations active in the field of poverty reduction, humanitarian aid, human rights and sustainable development.