IATI CONNECT MONTHLY SNAPSHOT- MARCH 2022
The Monthly "IATI Connect Snapshot" provides you with an overview of the 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 1.050+ accounts! Keep helping us to expand our Community by encouraging your contacts to sign up.
In The Spotlight
Consultation: Data Quality Index Consultation Feedback!
On 28 March, the second part of the Data Quality Index Consultation was launched, focussing on measures for Data Completeness. Please provide your feedback before 29 April! Missed the Webinar? Read this post and check out the presentation and recordings in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Discussion: Datastore Search!
The IATI Secretariat has launched Datastore Search to help meet the needs of data users who want to download raw IATI data. Datastore Search replaces the Query Builder tool and offers a range of additional functions to enable complex queries of IATI data. If you have any suggestions for additional features or guidance, contact the IATI Technical Team or visit the Data Use Query Corner.
The IATI Secretariat is excited to launch our new series of 2022 Data Use Drop-Ins on Analysing IATI Data! In each session, we will share how to analyse IATI data and go through what the data shows, followed by a discussion. After the sessions, the analysis will be further developed on the inputs received in the discussion.
Join the next Data Use Drop-In session on 25 May; 13:00 (UTC)/ 9:00 am (EST). Find out when these Drop-Ins take place on this Connect page.
From 15 February the first part of the Data Quality Index Consultation took place, focussing on measures related to Timeliness and Validation. Please read through the most frequently asked questions on this Connect page. Although there will not be active moderation from this point, we still welcome any (late) feedback on the Timeliness and Validation discussions- find out on the main DQI-page.
Discussion: New Organisation Identifier!
As part of their support for new publishers, the IATI Technical Team examined the possibility of creating new identifiers for organisations that have not been registered with any of the agencies present in the code list of organisation registration agencies on the org-id.guide website. IATI community members Mark Brough, Michelle Levesque, Steven Flower, Emma Clegg, and others recently contributed to this process. Check out this discussion on Khyber Medical University, this discussion on the Higher Population Council (HPC), and/or this discussion on the European Commission, and learn more about the actions to take if your organisation finds itself in a similar situation!
Upcoming Community Events!
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,13 April 14:30-16:00 (UTC)
Just over one year after the launch of IATI Connect, we would like to collect your feedback on using IATI Connect and engaging in our community! Your views will help us strengthen IATI Connect and provide new ideas for future collaborative Community projects. The IATI Connect User Feedback Group meeting is open to anyone interested in IATI and willing to help us improve our platform, and will take place on 13 April (14:30-16:00 UTC). Register now via this link. If you have any questions or suggestions email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, 4 May 14:00-15:00 (UTC)
The IATI Info Session is an informal meeting open for anyone with an interest in the transparency of development and humanitarian resources, including new (or prospective) IATI members, publishers or data users. You will learn more about the basics of IATI, including how you can engage with the initiative and its data.
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 Rebecca Gribble, a researcher at Georgetown University who used IATI data in a recent publication on COVID-19 aid flows targeted at mental health issues. You can also watch the vlog in French or Spanish!
Want to know more? Check Rebecca's research on how international funding is supporting mental health during COVID-19 here!
Watch all previous IATI Connect Stories on this video page.
Want to be featured in the next IATI Connect Stories? Contact us via email@example.com.