We’ve recently started looking into what role, if any, transparency could play in the push for more or better gender equality. And we’ve made some pretty interesting discoveries.
We’ve been talking to implementing agencies about the need for gender disaggregated aid data. We’ve been analysing the data that is already available on IATI and OECD DAC. And we’ve been finding out if there is a common understanding of what makes good gender data and what needs to be collected and shared.
We’re just at the start of the journey, and you can find out what we’ve learned so far in our new blog from Charlotte Smith.
In his latest blog, Aid Information Advisor Andy Lulham discusses the work he’s been doing behind the scenes with IATI to find fixes for the IATI Dashboard. Andy has been investigating the cause of some of the data errors and, as a starting point, uncovered 725 schema validation errors. Read his blog to find out more about why these errors occur and what we plan to do about it.
The start of September marked the 10th anniversary of the launch of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and the formation of Publish What You Fund. These key developments in aid transparency took place at the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra, Ghana. We have come a long way in ten years, and have lots of work still to do. We are very grateful to all those who helped us along the way. In the next few weeks we’ll be launching a blog series looking back on our first ten years and outline our plans for the future. Watch this space…