International Aid Transparency Initiative
Australia joined the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) as a founding member at the 2008 High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra. IATI is a coalition of donors, developing countries and Non-Government Organisations who are working to make public regular, detailed and timely information on aid programs and results of development expenditure.
What is the International Aid Transparency Initiative?
IATI brings together donor countries, developing country governments, non-governmental organisations and experts in aid information to agree to ways of sharing more and better information about aid. It aims to make information about aid spending easier to access, use and understand.
By doing so IATI aspires to help those involved in aid programmes to better track what aid is being used for and what it is achieving – from the taxpayers in donor countries who provide the money, to those in developing countries who benefit from aid spending. Improving transparency also helps governments in developing countries to manage aid more effectively, so that each dollar goes as far as possible in fighting poverty.
Find out more information about IATI (external website).
What does ‘IATI’ mean for the Australian aid program?
The department has adopted a staged approach to the IATI implementation, to ensure a coordinated effort across the whole aid program.
- In July 2011, the departmentprovided the first set of information, listing 202 documents on the IATI Registry
- In November 2011, the department made available initial initiative level data on a pilot number of country programs, with all country data sets provided throughout 2012
Details on aid information and data delivered to IATI can be found via the
IATI Registry (external website).
Further details on the implementation strategy can be found in the
Phase One – IATI Implementation Schedule.
Last reviewed: 1 November, 2013