IATI CONNECT MONTHLY SNAPSHOT- JULY 2022
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 now over 1,200 accounts! Keep helping us to expand our Community by encouraging contacts to sign up.
In the Spotlight!
On 28 June, IATI organised its third Virtual Community Exchange (VCE3)! With 288 registrants, 31 speakers, and 11 community-led sessions, our recap look back at a successful IATI Community Event. Check out the VCE3 recordings and presentations by clicking here.
-IATI future arrangements post 2022: The IATI Governing Board shared a message with the IATI Community on how the Board is working to secure future hosting arrangements for IATI. Please read this message here.
-Board drop-in: In June, the Governing Board started drop-in meetings to strengthen the link between members and the Board. The first one took place on 15 June and future drop-ins will be announced via IATI Connect. Click here to learn more about the board drop-ins.
-Q2 Governing Board Meeting: The most recent meeting of the IATI Governing Board took place on 29 June (Board minutes are here)
Updates: Technical Community
There are four recent updates in the Technical Community:
-Datastore Services v1.5.0 Release: The IATI Technical Team has released v1.5.0 of Datastore Services, which affects Datastore Search and involves further enhancements to the Excel-optimised CSV format. This means that multivalued columns on the Excel-optimised CSV format are now separated by a pipe character. Click here to learn more about the Datastore Services v1.5.0 Release.
-Datastore Search v1.4.0 Release: The IATI Technical Team has released v1.4.0 of Datastore Search, incorporating the following enhancements: Excel-optimised CSV downloads, and an interim boolean grouping feature. Find out more about the Datastore Searcvh v1.4.0 Release by clicking here.
-API Gateway v0.8.0 Release: The IATI Technical Team has released API Gateway v.0.8.0, which includes new API Definitions Endpoints. This means that new endpoints are now available for Open API 2 (also known as swagger), Open API 3, and WADL users. Click here to learn more.
-Codelist API Archive Server Migration: The IATI Technical Team announced that as part of the consolidation of the IATI technical core the codelists APIs for v1.02 and v1.03 of the standard will be migrated to a new server on 16 December 2022. Check out the affected URLs and test the new server by clicking here.
Data Use Community: Updating the list of tools where you can access IATI data
The IATI Secretariat announced that the list of tools where you can access data published to IATI is currently being updated. Find out more about this update by clicking here.
News: Publish What You Fund
-Launch of the 2022 Aid Transparency Index: The launch of the 2022 Aid Transparency Index took place on 13 July. Speakers at the launch event highlighted the current state of aid transparency, tracked the progress of major development agencies and examined how we can tackle real world issues with global aid data. The index is researched and produced by Publish What You Fund and you can read more on the methodology and results here.
-Transparency of funding to Women's Economic Empowerment: Publish What You Fund has just launched the result of a two-year research for their Women's Economic Empowerment: building evidence for better investments project. They used four data sources including IATI data to map funding going to women's economic empowerment, women's financial inclusion, and women's empowerment collectives, using a country lens. Click here to learn more about the project.
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, we interviewed Karin Costa Vazquez, a researcher at Fudan University (China), a senior non-resident fellow at the Centre for China and Globalisation (China), an associate professor and assistant dean at O.P. Jindal Global University (India), and former member of the IATI Secretariat. Karin talked about emerging countries and IATI. You can also watch this vlog in French or Spanish.
Watch all previous IATI Connect Stories on this video page.
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Check out the IATI Events Calendar where you can find many interesting data and transparency events. If you have any questions or would like to suggest an event to be included in the IATI Events Calendar, let us know via email@example.com!
Wednesday, 14 September, 13:00 - 14:00 (UTC)
Held every other month, the 2022 Data Use Drop-In Series on Analysing IATI Data is open to anyone in the IATI Community interested in learning more about what data is available in IATI and how it can be analysed. Find out more about the Data Use Drop-In Series by clicking here.
12-14 December 2022
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation Summit (GPEDC) will take place from the 12th to the 14th of December in Geneva. Click here to learn more about this event.