New guidance notes on publishing and using humanitarian IATI data to monitor Grand Bargain commitments

blog Fri Feb 10 2023

The technical leads of the Grand Bargain Transparency workstream have shared draft guidance notes outlining how IATI data can be useful to track commitments under the Grand Bargain, including localisation, earmarking and multi-year funding. Some of the guidance proposed here is a bit different to what has come before. This takes into account the experience of working with humanitarian publishers over the last few years.

You can find the notes in the Guidance section of the HumPortal.

As part of these notes, we’ve also included some information how the data can be used. There are a few little interactive pieces in there for the localisation and earmarking sections.

On the localisation note, for example, you can see where a publisher has used organisation identifiers to refer to partners in “developing” countries (according to UN definitions), which are likely to refer in most cases to local and national actors.

Publishers’ progress in referring to (potentially) local and national actors

On the earmarking note, you can see an initial attempt to classify spending according to Grand Bargain earmarking categories, using a mapping table from OECD DAC Aid Types.

Publishers’ earmarking according to draft mapping

Read the guidance documents Provide feedback on IATI Connect

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