Dear IATI Community-members,
We are pleased to share the Background Paper for Discussion #1 of the Data Quality Index Consultation!
Following the structure of the Background Paper we have proposed specific questions under each proposed measure that we would like to get your feedback on. Questions have been split into four specific subsections, including an overall broader section giving people an opportunity to comment and add ideas for any questions we might not have asked.
Click on the buttons to access each of the four subsections, check out the guiding questions and share your views!
We would like to give all our users the opportunity to feedback on the proposed measures by responding directly on Connect by Wednesday 6 October (extended from Thursday 30 September 2021). You don't have to respond to all questions to get involved in the Consultation and we do welcome feedback from all our stakeholders. General comments you can share via the comment box below.
Following the deadline we will be providing a summary of your comments that we can all discuss at the Virtual Community Exchange (12 & 13 October) and during a webinar on Wednesday 20 October 2pm UK time (register here).
In case you have any additional questions related to the Consultation, please contact us via email@example.com.
We want to thank everyone who participated in the IATI Data Quality Index consultation by commenting on the Background Paper over September and October 2021:
- IATI Connect - online written consultation
- VCE 2 session on 13 October
- Data Quality Index webinar on 20 October
We have listened to the community input and have provided a follow-up summary from Discussion 1 with a way forward for each proposed measure below.
Next steps: We want to allow enough time for the development of the methodology, incorporating feedback received in discussion 1. The IATI Data Quality Index technical methodology consultation will launch in mid-January 2022, including a number of focused group sessions for discussion in February 2022 (dates tbc). Please take a look at the revised timeline.
If you have any questions feel free to get in touch by responding to this thread or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi all, echoing Petya’s comments thank you for engaging. Below are some key points coming out of the feedback so far, we will update this again on the 6th October.
- Support that the DQI metrics focus on active activities, not closed ones. For example, timeliness calculations only look at activities which updates are expected in, publishers won’t be penalised for having ‘closed’ activities.
- Overall support for the metrics contained with ‘Data availability’, suggestion to change the name to ‘Data completeness’.
Further methodology considerations are needed on many metrics to:
- Ensure that the same metric doesn’t appear twice in the index
- Ensure data can be anonymised/sanitised without publishers being penalised
- Decide which metrics are suitable for which groups of publishers e.g. DAC publishers, humanitarian, NGOs
- Decide how to capture context dependent data e.g. including partner organisation’s iati-identifiers as this depends on whether or not that partner is publishing.
- Discussion on how/if a measure of ‘trust’ should be developed.
Further details have been added to each DQI sub-page.