IATI is governed through several processes:
At the top sits the Steering Committee. This multi-stakeholder group is made up of representatives from:
- Multilateral and bilateral donors
- Partner countries
- Civil society organisations
- Aid information experts
The Steering Committee meets two or three times a year. They make strategic decisions about IATI’s operations, ensuring that the initiative is on track.
Members of the Steering Committee include:
- Burkina Faso
- Development Gateway
- Development Initiatives Poverty Research (DIPR)
- Dominican Republic
- European Commission
- INGO Accountability Charter
- International Budget Partnership
- Papua New Guinea
- Publish What You Fund
- Transparency International
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- United Kingdom
- World Bank
The Steering Committee has a Terms of Reference.
IATI is administered by the IATI Secretariat. This virtual secretariat is represented by
- The UK Department for International Development (DFID) – responsible for overall coordination
- The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
- The United Nations Development Programme – responsible for partner country outreach
- Development Initiatives Poverty Research – responsible for research and technical analysis
The Secretariat meet every two weeks to discuss their work. The current IATI coordinator is Alasdair Wardhaugh from the UK Department for International Development.
- Alasdair Wardhaugh, DFID
- Brian Hammond
- Annelise Parr, UNDP
- Carolyn Culey, aidinfo
- Simon Parrish, aidinfo
- Ella Carpenter, DFID
- Neil McKie, DFID
Technical Advisory Group
Reporting to the Steering Committee, the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) lead on research, technical work and implementation of IATI.
The TAG, like the Steering Committee, is a multi-stakeholder group. They work through a series of virtual meetings, comprising users and providers of aid data. They are joined by technology experts in aid effectiveness and the development of standards.
In the past, the focus of the TAG has been to develop proposals for the four-part IATI standard. However, with the agreement of the standard in February 2011, the focus has shifted to the implementation of IATI. This involves:
- Supporting signatories and other organisations to implement IATI
- Undertaking IATI pilots in developing countries
- Engaging with the users of IATI data
View the IATI Framework For Implementation.
You can find past TAG meeting documents in our resources archive.
The TAG is chaired by Brian Hammond of the IATI Secretariat, while Development Initiatives Poverty Research serve as the Technical Advisory Group Secretariat.
TAG Secretariat Members:
IATI is currently funded by the governments of Finland, Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Spain, Norway and the UK.