IATI Training

Welcome to "IATI Training"!

Do you know IATI? Are you ready to learn about the open data standard designed to share aid information? Take the time now to review the course and know all about the IATI standard.

 

Introduction to IATI

Why transparency matters

Why transparency matters

Aid information is important for improving aid effectiveness. Timely information enables development partners to plan their work and manage resources effectively. Transparency helps aid organizations accountable for the use of aid resources and to ensure that aid money reaches its intended recipients.  

Development agencies are focusing their attention on incorporating beneficiary feedback mechanisms more effectively into their work. Improved data provision and data sharing mechanisms are an essential element of the feedback process.

IATI opens up development to all stakeholders of development cooperation, which maximizes the impact of cooperation on the poorest and most vulnerable communities.

More widespread availability of information is an essential building block towards empowering citizens, governments, and donors to collaborate and maximize development impact.

What is IATI

International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is a voluntary multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at increasing transparency by allowing organization to publish aid information to a common standard.

 

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History

History

IATI was launched in 2008 at the third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra. It was designed, in part, to support donors to meet their political commitments on transparency, as laid out in the Accra Agenda for Action.

At the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, 2011, development actors committed to “implement a common open standard for electronic publication of timely, comprehensive and forward-looking information on resources provided through development cooperation,” that takes into account the statistical reporting of the OECD-DAC and work of IATI.

Why IATI


IATI provides the common format for organization to publish their information which can be compared. IATI data is ‘interoperable’ as it can be combined with other datasets and used together to discover patterns.

IATI has been designed to enable all organisations to:

  • Publish in the same format as other organizations, so datasets from various sources can be easily combined
  • Update their data on a monthly, quarterly, or six-monthly basis, to keep information as current as possible
  • Publish data using a flexible standard, regardless of the kind of development cooperation provider
  • Publish in one central location. The IATI Registry provides links to the data published by all organisations using the IATI Standard
  • Provide, where possible, forward-looking information, enabling developing country governments to plan and budget more clearly and comprehensively

Key dimensions

Timely

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Comprehensive

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Forward-looking

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Question 1

In case of fire you have to follow 3 simple steps: the fire alarm or call 112, those who are in danger and only then to extinguish the fire.

Question 2

  • Timeliness
    data is kept up-to-date and updated regularly
  • Comprehensiveness
    The coverage (amount of activities) and scope (amount of IATI elements) of the data published
  • Forward-looking
    usability of data for the indicative purpose

Question 3

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Question 4

There are four elements that must be present for a fire to exist:

  • oxygen
  • heat
  • fuel
  • a chemical reaction

The concept of fire prevention is based upon keeping these four elements separate.

  • heat, oxygen, fuel and a chemical reaction between the three
  • water, a heat source, fuel and a chemical reaction between the three
  • oxygen, water, fuel and a chemical reaction between the three
  • fuel, oxygen, earth and a chemical reaction between the three

The standard

What is IATI standard

The IATI standard is a framework for publishing information on development cooperation activities in a timely, comprehensive and forward-looking manner. It provides the specification for how data must be formatted for IATI publishing, making aid information easier to access, use and understand. 

The common standard is built on agreements and definitions which provide comparable classifications and definitions that donors, public and other stakeholders can find out how the aid is being used and with what impact.


Organization 

The IATI organisational standard is used to describe one or more organisations involved in any stage development cooperation (funding, implementing etc.). It is designed to report forward-looking aggregate budget information for the reported organisations, and planned future budgets to recipient institutions or countries. The IATI organisational standard is also used to report links to relevant public documents. Organisations publish this data in an organisation file. It is expected that every organisation publishing IATI data should include one organisation file, which is updated at least annually

Activity

The IATI activity standard is designed for reporting the details of individual development cooperation activities/projects. An activity is defined by the reporting organisation. Depending on who is reporting, it might be a large programme, a small project or another logical grouping of work and resources. The IATI activity standard is the most widely used part of IATI. The activity standard supports around forty different fields, referenced by standard codelists, and designed to capture information about many different kinds of aid activities. Organisations publish this data in an activity file. It is expected that every organisation publishing IATI data should include one at least activity file. An activity file can detail one or many activities, and an organisation can publish one or many files.

Data format

XML

IATI uses a data format called XML. It is very easy to convert this format into more accessible formats – such as CSV, or even use it to drive tools that can generate graphs and tables of data from queries.

Use of XML enables swift, machine-readable data to be easily exchanged, compared, and mashed up with other data published in the XML format.

Standard considerations

Codelists

Lists of values or codes permitted for certain IATI fields.

Schema

These describe the names of elements, structure of formats and other conditions.

Rulesets

Additional logics and constraints, not evident in the schema

What is captures

IATI elements

  • Basic activity information
  • Geopolitical information
  • Classifications
  • Financial information
  • Related document and links
  • Performance data

Extinguishing different types of fire

 

Match fire extinguishers with types of fires

  • Water and Foam
    Class A fires
  • Carbon dioxide
    Class B & C fires
  • Dry Powder
    Class D fires
  • Wet Chemical
    Class K fires

Decide if the following statements are true or false

  • Class C fires are fires involving energized electrical equipment.
  • There are four classes of fire, Class A, B, C and K.
  • Class B fires are those fires that occur involving paper and wood.
  • Class K fires are fires in cooking oils and greases.
  • Water will not extinguish most flammable liquid fires.

Which of these objects belongs to Class A fires?

Publishing to IATI

What to consider


Policy, data and Technical are key considerations for decision making

Approach

Approach

IATI publishers are expected to take a pragmatic approach towards data publishing major steps such as commit, publish, improve and comply. 

Process steps

Process steps


Where can I find data

Take part in a fire extinguisher training with Jack

 

Use PASS with your fire extinguisher

  • PULL
  • SQUEEZE
  • AIM
  • SWEEP

Congratulations!

You've completed a course on fire safety. Hopefully, now you have a better understanding of fire dangers and fire prevention procedures.