Technical Advisory Group
What is the TAG?
The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is a multi-stakeholder group which was set up to provide technical advice and guidance to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). It reports directly to the Steering Committee through the TAG chair, Brian Hammond.
Find out more about the TAG and how to join here.
The TAG is tasked with developing proposals for all four parts of the IATI standard:
- Defining the scope of what should be published
- The definitions for the data
- The data format and technical architecture
- The framework for implementation (formerly the code of conduct)
Most of the work is done virtually through online consultation and collaboration, and we meet as required to discuss specific issues around these proposals (see list of previous meetings ).
So far, the TAG has developed full proposals for the first phase of the IATI standard which incorporate:
- Project identification data (titles, descriptions, countries)
- Financial data (commitments, disbursements and forward looking data)
- Sectoral classifications
It has also defined a data format and technical architecture for implementation. These proposals were agreed at the July 2010 Steering Committee Meeting.
The TAG is now meeting on proposals for phases two and three of the IATI standard which includes sub-national geographic data, output and outcome indicators, conditions and documents.
The most recent meeting of the IATI TAG took place in May 2012. Documents and presentations from this meeting are available on the IATI Standard support page.
For information and documents from previous meetings, please click here.