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 1,030+ accounts! Keep helping us to expand our Community by encouraging your contacts to sign up.

Check out all previous editions of the IATI Connect Monthly Snapshot here and watch all of our previous IATI Connect vlogs here.

In The Spotlight


Discussion: Data Quality Index Consultation - phase 2

The IATI Secretariat has launched the second phase of the Data Quality Index (DQI) Consultation. This Consultation will be divided into three parts. The first part will focus on Timeliness and Validation measures and is now open for your feedback. Share your views before 20 March, and find out more on this Connect Consultation page. 

For each section of the consultation,  the IATI Secretariat will organise a webinar to explain the proposed methodology, answer questions and share how you can engage. On Wednesday, 23 February the first webinar, on Timeliness and Validation, took place. Missed the Webinar? Read this post and check out the recordings in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. 

The next DQI webinar, on Data Completeness, is scheduled for 30 March (15:00-16:00 UTC) - register now!  


Discussion: Have you heard about the aggregation status?

This month, an interesting article on how to use the IATI data field, aggregation status, was shared in the Connect group, Netherlands Corner. The Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs shared interesting examples on how to notify whether your data can be aggregated or not. This is important because it contributes to comprehensive data, thus improving data quality. Read the full article here!  


Discussion: New methodology for identifying government entities!

Identifying government entities in IATI data enables better traceability and accountability of resource flows to government ministries and agencies. There has never been a widely used method to do so within IATI data, but a new approach to generate unique identifiers for government entities was recently proposed. Learn more about this new methodology, and engage in the Discussion created by Mark Brough (click here). 

Key Updates


News: IATI Tech Team Quarterly Update - Q4 2021 / Q1 2022

The IATI Tech Team has posted its quarterly blog, updating the community on progress made on IATI tech in Q4 of 2021 and sharing plans for this quarter. Read the Connect post by Wendy Thomas here

Upcoming Community Events!


Next Data Use Working Group Meeting (DUWG)

8 March 15:00-16:00 (UTC)

The IATI Data Use Working Group (DUWG) is a diverse group of volunteers from across the IATI community who encourage data use in accordance with the IATI Strategic Plan 2020-2025. Once every two weeks there are open DUWG meetings, and the next one will take place on 8 March (15:00-16:00 UTC). Join the DUWG Group via this link, and stay informed on any upcoming Events via this page

Missed the previous  Data Use Working Group meeting on 22 February? Find the presentation here. If you are interested in sharing how you are analysing or using IATI data, please contact the DUWG-Chair, Mark Brough (mark.brough@gmail.com), or Secretariat member Sarah McDuff (sarah.mcduff@undp.org).


Data Quality Index Consultation: Webinar 2 - Data Completeness

30 March 15:00-16:00 (UTC)

The second DQI consultation webinar will be held on 30 March 2022 from 15:00 to 16:00 UTC and members of the IATI community are invited to register here. The webinar will focus on the proposed methodology for the measures relating to data completeness.

We look forward to your engagement in the Data Quality Index consultation. If you have any questions, please post them on IATI Connect or email support@iatistandard.org.


New page: IATI Events Calendar

To keep you posted on upcoming IATI(-relevant) Events we have created this Events Calendar that will be regularly updated. The Calendar provides the wider IATI Community with an accessible and overall view of all events relevant to your work. If you have any questions or would like to suggest an event to the IATI Events Calendar - let us know via connect@iatistandard.org


Community Platform Feedback Group 

Just over one year after the launch of IATI Connect we would like to collect your feedback on how our shared community-platform has worked for you. Join our Community-Platform 'Feedback-Group' meeting on 13 April 14:30-16:00 (UTC)! Register here.

IATI Connect Stories

Watch the interview in French or Spanish!

Check out the next edition of IATI Connect Stories, our monthly video series showcasing the work of an IATI community member. This month, we interviewed Johan Meijer, who works for the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, a Dutch government research institute supporting policy decisions around the environment, nature, and spatial planning. His research team recently discovered IATI and started using it for one of their projects. Watch the full interview to learn more about Johan’s work and his experience with IATI data. 

Want to know more? Check Johan’s previous interview with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and read more about his project here

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

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