IATI Connect Monthly Snapshot - August 2022

IATI Secretariat
IATI Secretariat • 14 September 2022


The Monthly "IATI Connect Snapshot" provides you with an overview of past and upcoming activities across the platform. Stay up to date on progress within our Groups, and find ways to engage with the wider IATI Community. IATI Connect continues to expand, now with over 1,230 accounts! Keep helping us to expand our Community by encouraging contacts to sign up.

Check out all previous editions of the IATI Connect Monthly Snapshot here and watch all of our previous IATI Connect vlogs here

Before the end of the year we want to make some changes to IATI Connect to improve its usability; please let us know via connect@iatistandard.org if you have any suggestions or want to know more.  

In the Spotlight!

Discussion: IATI Strategic Plan Results Monitoring Report 2021 

The IATI’s Strategic Plan Results Monitoring Report 2021 is now available. The report informs readers on the progress made towards achieving the goals set out in the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. It outlines successes and challenges encountered in implementing the Strategic Plan throughout 2021. 


News: New videos on how to understand and analyse IATI data

How-to videos have been published on IATI’s YouTube Channel to help data users get the most out of the Country Development Finance Data tool. The new videos introduce the tool, and provide detailed instructions on how to access, understand and analyse data from IATI publishers. Read the full details on the IATI website here.
The videos are available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Key Updates

Updates: Technical Community

Validator API Minor Version Planned Change Notification v2.1.X to v2.2.0: IATI's Technical Team has published a notification of planned changes and improvements to the IATI Validator API. These changes will not happen before 1 October 2022 and the actual release date will be communicated with at least two weeks’ notice.


News: Publish What You Fund

A methodology for merging IATI and CRS data: Publish What You Fund has released a blog about how to merge IATI and OECD CRS data, and the pros and cons of doing this. In addition, PWYF released a detailed methodology on how to build a database containing IATI and OECD CRS development assistance data using SQLite. Click here to learn  more about the projects. 

IATI Connect Stories

Check out the next edition of IATI Connect Stories, our monthly video series showcasing the work of an IATI community member. This month, we interviewed Sally Paxton, who is US representative for Publish What You Fund, and has been researching transparency of funding to enhance Women’s Economic Empowerment. Watch the video here. You can also watch the vlog in French or Spanish
Want to know more? Check Publish What You Fund’s research on Women’s Economic Empowerment data here!

Resources referenced:

Watch all previous IATI Connect Stories on this video page.

Want to be featured in the next IATI Connect Stories? Contact us via connect@iatistandard.org.

Upcoming Events!

Check out the IATI Events Calendar where you can find many interesting data and transparency events. If you have any questions or would like to suggest an event to be included in the IATI Events Calendar, let us know via connect@iatistandard.org!

Data Use Drop-In Series: Analysing IATI data

Wednesday, 16 November, 13:00 - 14:00 (UTC)
Held every other month, the 2022 Data Use Drop-In Series on Analysing IATI Data is open to anyone in the IATI Community interested in learning more about what data is available in IATI and how it can be analysed. Find out more about the Data Use Drop-In Series by clicking here.

Open Data Institute Summit 2022

8 November 2022, 10:00 - 22:00 (UTC)
The Open Data Institute Summit 2022 will take place online on 8 November 2022. Click here to learn more about this event. 

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