New hosts for aid data initiative
The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) will have a new set of hosts, decided by the steering committee yesterday in Paris.
The UNDP, Sweden, UNOPS, Ghana and Development Initiatives, will work as a consortium and share responsibility for hosting IATI. The Consortium was chosen because the steering committee believes it represents the multi-stakeholder nature of IATI, builds on existing experience to offer continuity and adds value because of its strong networks.
Clarification on roles and responsibilities, financing and working arrangements with the OECD on the common standard, will be finalised before the handover (likely to be in autumn)
The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has hosted IATI since 2009, supporting its development, financially and institutionally, and promoting the Initiative worldwide.