Who is IATI for?


Who uses IATI data?

A diverse group of organisations and individuals demand IATI data for a variety of purposes.

When a partner country government receives large volumes of development assistance, detailed information on current and future cooperation is essential to enable that government to generate budgets and national plans based on accurate information on all the resources coming in from different directions.

Taxpayers in countries whose governments provide development cooperation from their budget want to know how their tax money is being spent, and that their taxes are being put to best use.

Civil society organisations around the world need information on development cooperation to enable better monitoring of development resources, and to have the necessary information to hold governments and assistance providers accountable for the way they spend resources.

The media and journalists want the data so that they can investigate how development resources are applied and what impact they are having.

Since 2011 when data was first published, over 450 organisations have published data to the IATI Standard.

These organisations include international NGOs, bilateral and multilateral donors, private sector actors and foundations, and research organisations.

NGOs make up the majority of publishers, in part because some donors stipulate reporting to IATI as a funding condition.

IATI continuously works with stakeholders from different kinds of organisations to ensure that the Standard is flexible enough and designed in a way that supports reporting of a variety of organisational models. At present, IATI is engaging with organisations working in humanitarian aid to understand how IATI can support their publishing efforts.

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