Each Grand Bargain workstream has a core commitment and corresponding target indicators and results (CCTRI). The transparency workstream’s core commitment is: ‘Signatories make use of available data analysis, explaining the distinctiveness of activities, organisations, environments and circumstances’; this initial commitment wording (ex commitment 1.2) has been interpreted as ‘making use of the data published via IATI’.
There are two indicators and targets relating to this commitment:
1. % of Grand Bargain signatories (or their affiliates) publishing humanitarian data to IATI, and % publishing more usable humanitarian data.
Baseline (as at 1 June 2018): 73% publishing humanitarian data to IATI; 0% publishing more usable humanitarian data.
Target (June 2020): 100% publishing humanitarian data to IATI; 50% publishing more usable humanitarian data.
- ‘Publishing open data on humanitarian activities’ means using the humanitarian DAC sector codes (i.e.in the 70000 range) or the IATI humanitarian flag.
- Up until December 2019, ‘more usable data’ meant publishing one or more of the specific humanitarian elements added to the IATI Standard at version 2.02 (i.e. any of global humanitarian clusters, humanitarian response plans (HRPs) or GLIDE codes) in order that the published IATI data could potentially be used by UN OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS).
- With effect from December 2019, ‘more usable data’ also means: the publication of the specific humanitarian elements added to the IATI Standard at version 2.03 (i.e. levels of earmarking, pledges, cash-based programming (once definitions are agreed) and whether funding is channelled via local and national responders); IATI’s traceability elements (which identify the funding provider and recipient for each activity within the delivery chain).Progress against this indicator is monitored via this portal.
More information about publishing humanitarian information via IATI is available on the IATI Standard web site or in the guidance for IATI humanitarian reporting as produced by the Dutch Ministry of Finance.
2. % of Grand Bargain signatories (or their affiliates) using data published via IATI and accessing IATI-compatible data platforms and tools in order to enable evidence-informed decision-making, greater accountability and learning.
Baseline (as at 1 June 2019): 32%.
Target (June 2020): %TBD.
- Data use includes: using IATI as a reporting mechanism for partner reporting (member states) or to exchange data with FTS; using IATI in information tools (such as DFID’s Devtracker, USAID’s Foreign Aid Explorer Development Cooperation Landscape, Openaid.NL, FTS, the Humanitarian Data eXchange (HDX) or data visualisations; using IATI data directly (via d-portal, the IATI datastore or IATI Registry) to inform research, advocacy, programme planning, resource mobilisation or monitoring.Progress against this indicator is monitored via an annual survey, ongoing desk review and social learning.