The Monthly ‘IATI Connect Snapshot’ provides you with an overview of past and upcoming activities across the platform. Stay up to date on progress within our Groups, and find ways to engage with the wider IATI Community. IATI Connect continues to expand, with over 900 accounts! Help us expand our Community by encouraging your contacts to sign up

Check out all previous editions of the IATI Connect Monthly Snapshot here.

Virtual Community Exchange 2 (VCE 2)

12 & 13 October 2021 (12-3pm UTC)

The agenda for the VCE 2 has just been released and we invite you to explore the sessions and prepare yourself for an exciting event! If not registered yet, don’t miss the chance and register here before 11 October. Share the event with your open data and development community and use the #iatiVCE2 to post on social media! For more updates, keep an eye on the VCE2 page on IATI Connect.

Register now!

Learn more about some of the 25 sessions discussing pressing open data and transparency issues:

Moving the gender equality needle: towards more accessible data on gender financing (co-organised by CanWaCH, Data2X and Publish What You Fund):

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 02:30pm UTC

Balancing responsible transparency: maximising openness, minimising harm (co-organised by USAID):

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 12:00pm UTC

IATI Data Quality Index: what does good quality data look like?:

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 01:15pm UTC

IATI’s (missing) links in Latin America: outreach opportunities:

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 3:15pm UTC

View the complete agenda


In the Spotlight… 

Consultation: Data Quality Index

Don’t miss your chance to contribute to the Data Quality Index Consultation before this Thursday 30 September, and help us shape how IATI quality is measured in the years to come! Share your inputs now by accessing the main Consultation page, or check out the different Discussion subsections: Timeliness, Data Availability, New Measures or Overall Questions.  Key takeaways will be further shared and discussed during a DQI session at IATI’s Virtual Community Exchange 2 on Wednesday, 13 October, 1:15pm UTC and during a webinar on 20 October. 

Community Discussion: Responsible Transparency

Given the recent change of authorities in Afghanistan and Myanmar, a conversation about the balance between transparent and open development cooperation data and ‘doing no harm’ has recently been gaining steam. In this context we invite the wider development cooperation community  to engage in a timely Community Discussion around ‘Responsible Transparency’. Read this background note on Responsible Transparency: Considerations for IATI and share your views through this Discussion. A dedicated session on this topic will be co-organised with the U.S. Department of State and USAID, on Wednesday, 13 October, 12:00pm UTC, at the Virtual Community Exchange 2.

New page: IATI Standard Publishing Guidance

Learn more about the IATI Standard Publishing Guidance through this new page on Connect. Access more information via the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’, find out how to suggest changes to the Publishing Guidance, or engage in any live discussions! See the latest Discussion on an update to IATI’s COVID-19 Publishing and Data Access Guidance. 

News: IATI focuses on improving data quality by enhancing Validator services

Aiming to improve the quality of IATI data available, the IATI Validator’s services have recently been updated. The IATI Validator checks data compliance with the IATI Standard’s rules and is available to anyone with an interest in IATI data’s quality. Learn more about the improvements and the Validator itself here.

Page: Data Use Query Corner

Explore Data Use Query Corner to learn to solve queries with IATI data, ask the Community their questions and discover the latest opportunities to engage with one another. Inspire yourself by reading one of the queries and fill out this webform to share your own query!

IATI Connect Stories 

Check out the next edition of IATI Connect Stories, our monthly video series showcasing the work of an IATI community member. This month, Luiza Mateo, Professor of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) in Brazil, describes her work in research in the field of open development data, explores opportunities for further IATI engagement in Latin America and the academia and briefly introduces a session she is co-hosting at the Virtual Community Exchange 2. 

Don’t miss your chance to learn more about the topic by registering to the VCE 2 here!

You can also watch this video in French or Spanish. Check out all previous IATI Connect Stories on our video page.

Want to be featured in the next IATI Connect Stories? Contact us via connect@iatistandard.org

Events coming up!

Data Use Working Group meeting

5 October 2021 - 14:00-15:00 (UTC)

Taking place every other week, the IATI Data Use Working Group (DUWG) meetings are open to anyone in the IATI community with an interest in increasing the use of IATI data. Enroll to the event and join in via Zoom to hear presentations from fellow members of the community and discuss data use matters. You too can share your example of IATI data use by contacting the Group Chair Mark Brough (mark.brough@gmail.com) or Secretariat Coordinator Annelise Parr (annelise.parr@undp.org). 

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