IATI – Preparing German NGOs for the International Aid Transparency Standard

April-September 2021

Konnektiv, together with Steven Flower from the Open Data Service Coop, designed and facilitated a training series introducing German NGOs to the International Aid Transparency Standard (IATI). The training series has been organized and coordinated by GIZ, commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and VENRO.

In two one day workshops the participants have been introduced to IATI and had the opportunity to actively apply the standard and get familiar with the use of IATI data through hands-on exercises.
The IATI Training Session I “Added value of IATI – How can I use the data?” was the first part of the two-day training. The participants learned how IATI data can be useful both for German development organizations and for cooperation between organizations.
The IATI Training Session II “Publishing IATI data? What can I do to publish data according to the IATI standard?” was the second part of the two-day training. The participants explored how to publish IATI data and identified already existing data structures and information processes in their organisations that can be used for publication. Colleagues from World Vision Germany and International, as well as the Danish Refugee Council reported on their experiences and internal work processes for publishing in the IATI standard.

The trainings were conducted on the BMZ’s new digital learning platform “atingi”. Materials and training documentation are available there for further use.