Supporting local CSOs implement the standard

Report
Deconstructing IATI, DADCoP 2014
Supporting local CSOs implement the standard
By Steve Kenei
22nd Jan
2014
Development
Initiatives exists
to end absolute
poverty by 2030
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Who are we? Short story
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Global Humanitarian
Assistance
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Budget Analysis
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Investments To End Poverty
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AidInfo
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AidInfo
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Recap
Objective : End chronic poverty by 2030 through
access to better information on resource allocation
How?
• Providing thorough analysis on how money is spent
• Work on building capacity for organisations on
analytical and reporting skills
• Forge forward towards a common open transparency
standard
• We believe in working with technology to influence
policy
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What’s DI’s role in IATI?
Technical Lead
Outreach to non-traditional
donors and civil society
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IATI: Breaking down the
standard
 Multi stake-holder
initiative
 Improvement of aid
transparency
Publishers include
government agencies, multilaterals, local and
international NGOs, dev
finance institutions and
even the private sector
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IATI: Under the hood
• XML based open standard
for reporting
• High degree of technicality
• Is combination of two
standards;
 Organisation
Standard
Activity Standard
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The Organisation Standard
• Who is reporting?
 Donor, recipient etc
• Forward planning budgets (including period and value)
 Reporting agency, recipient agency and
countries
• Links to organisation documents
 Annual reports, published results etc
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Activity Standard
• More complex (has about 60 entry fields)
• Activity can be classified as a project, programme,
contract etc
• Contains transactional data
• Sectoral classifications
• Geographic data
• Activity level documentation links
• Outputs, impact and results
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Transactions
Types
• Commitments, Incoming Funds, Disbursements,
Reimbursements, Expenditure, Interest, Loan
Repayments (Equity purchase/sale, etc)
Currencies and value dates
Granularity
• Minimum ask = quarterly aggregates
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Visualising an Activity
What
• Project Number, Title, Description, Sector
Who
• Funding, Accountable, Implementing
When
• Start Date, End Date
Where
• Country/Region
How much?
• Incoming Funds, Disbursements, Expenditures, Budgets
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Publication
• Data belongs to the publishing organisation
• It is published and stored with the originator with links to
the IATI registry
• API’s are issued to 3rd party application developers to
develop visualisation tools
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The registry
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What it looks like on the
registry
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What it looks like to you
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Day to day...
Maintain
and
upgrade
the
standard
Support
to
publisher
s
Publishin
g tools
Country
work
Political
and
technical
partners
Guidanc
e and
documen
tation
Training
TAG
Data use
tools
Outreach
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Local CSO outreach &
support
• Started late last year
• Girls Education Challenge fund – entry
point
• The GEC has about 15 grantees in the
region
• Stakeholder scoping in Kenya and Uganda
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Training methodology
• Understanding the benefits of
transparency
• Going through case studies of first time
publishers to understand challenges likely
to be faced
• Do internal feasibility studies to fathom
difficulties likely to arise and how to
overcome them
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Training methodology
• Review of the standard
• What to publish
• Implementation schedule
• Publishing tools
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Implementation Schedule
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Publishing tools
Xls/csv
conversion
Web Entry
Platform
In-house
IATIxml
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CSV conversion tool
• For use with large data sets
• User converts system generated .xls files
into .csv files
• Automated conversion of .csv into .xml
• .xml published onto registry
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CSV conversion tool
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Web entry platform:
AIDSTREAM
• Secure, online project management
software developed by partners in Open
Nepal project
• Free and open source
• A user-friendly way of easily capturing and
publishing data
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AIDSTREAM
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In action
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Story so far
• One publisher in Kenya so far (ICL Africa)
• One to begin implementation by end of
January
• More than 15 local African CSOs
publishing
• Continued support for local CSOs
publishing
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Way forward
• Further scoping and identification of
stakeholders
• Continued outreach to local CSOs
• Developing a localised training manual
• Identify new entry points from development
partners
• Learn from DAD/UNDP; shift implementation
perception from being donor lead to
CSO/Country lead
• Working on unification of reporting standards
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Thank you very much
Steve Kenei
Development Initiatives Ltd
North Quay House
Quay side
Temple Back
Bristol
BS1 6FL
United Kingdom
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