The Alliance and aid transparency

In 2011 we became the first civil society organisation to publish our data using the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard. This aims to make information about aid spending easier to access, use and understand.

The decision to make this move came as part of our commitment to value for money and cost effectiveness. Details of 38 projects that are funded through the international secretariat and implemented by Alliance Linking Organisations in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean have been published on the IATI registry.

In publishing to IATI, the Alliance joins donors such as the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the governments of Australia (AusAID) and the Netherlands (BUZA), the World Bank, the Hewlett Foundation and Development Initiatives Poverty Research (DIPR) in making their data transparent and accessible using a common format.

This data release is just the first step along a sustained path to greater aid transparency. We will be working with our Linking Organisations in countries so that they too can become IATI compliant.

You can view the full Alliance data set now via the IATI registry.