Introducing IATI Canary
We’ve just launched a free data monitoring and alert service. IATI Canary checks to ensure IATI data is both available and compliant with the IATI schema.
If you are a publisher, it offers a simple way to make sure your data remains accessible. If you are a data user, you can use IATI Canary to keep an eye on data availability and check when broken data has been fixed. You just have to sign up and you’ll get an email if there’s a problem!
We created IATI Canary in response to feedback from publishers who were unaware that their data was broken. The tool has already helped us support three publishers to fix data issues.
Using aid transparency data – a beginner’s guide
We have put together a short guide explaining how to navigate key aid data platforms and tools to make the most out of the available information. It is published as the first in the ‘Partner Perspective’ series on Seek Development’s Donor Tracker website.
Are you ready for the 2020 Aid Transparency Index?
Data collection begins in December. As usual, publishers will be given the opportunity to make improvements to their data during the data collection process. If you are a publisher and want to get ahead of the game, Sally Paxton’s new blog might help. It puts a spotlight on the free tools that we’ve produced to help organisations visualise and assess their own data.
Project Assistant vacancy
Are you interested in conducting research into humanitarian assistance, international development and foreign affairs? Do you have strong research experience, good communication skills and knowledge of international development, transparency or humanitarian assistance? We are recruiting a Project Assistant to support our exciting research into how transparency can help improve humanitarian responses. This full-time role is based in our London office, and is a great opportunity to build your career with a committed, friendly team.
And in other news…
Following the release of ODA figures last month by the OECD DAC, a new Eurodad blog explores why aid reporting rules matter for effective development. It argues that “to help close the financing gap, we need more and better ODA. The current reporting system allows donors to make their efforts look better than they actually are, and risk to divert ODA resources away from what works best. Therefore focusing on reforming the reporting rules is a critical issue.”
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