Monthly Snapshot - February 2021

IATI Secretariat • 18 February 2021

Since the launch of IATI’s Communities of Practice (COPs) and IATI Connect on November 30th 2020, we’ve worked hard to build this platform into an engaging and innovative digital space. In just over 2 months since its launch we now have 414 accounts on IATI Connect! Through these ‘Monthly Snapshots’ we want to provide you with an opportunity to stay up to date on progress across the COPs and learn more about upcoming activities, consultations, and ways to engage with the wider IATI community.

 

In Case You Missed It

IATI Data Access Tools 

Explore this list to find tools which showcase data published to IATI, including tools provided by IATI, like d-portal and the IATI Datastore, along with those produced by the IATI community. This list is intended to be a resource for data users looking to explore IATI data and we welcome inputs from the community. Please feel free to comment if you have tools to add to the list! 

Recipient-country dashboards using IATI data

What examples of recipient country-focused dashboards exist? This thread is looking to find platforms using IATI data, allowing users to see and explore who the top donors are to the country, what projects and sectors they support, and any other details available from IATI. Add your own thoughts to this community-driven discussion!

Updated Humanitarian Guidance Consultation

Following last year’s community consultation, the updated IATI Humanitarian Guidance aimed to expand on what is in the IATI Standard and the current overview pages, as well as help with the alignment and import of IATI humanitarian data into OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service. The consultation was live on IATI Connect from 2-17 February. In the week of 22 February a follow-up discussion on outstanding questions will be facilitated on IATI Connect, so stay tuned via your Latest Activities-stream on your main dashboard.

 

In the Spotlight

SAVE THE DATE for the first IATI Virtual Community Exchange on 13 April

Find more information, or register here by 9 April.

This ‘Virtual Community Exchange’ will be informal, interactive and community-driven, focusing on engaging with the wider IATI community and providing opportunities for shared learning based on practical experiences in engaging with IATI data.

Interested in hosting a Community Session at the Virtual Community Exchange, to spark discussion, discuss successes or failures or present your own work? Submit a brief proposal here by 19 February. Read more about submitting a session proposal here

IATI Connect Crash Course #2

Join our second IATI Connect Crash Course on 11 March at 13:30 - 14:15 (UTC). Log in to IATI Connect and click “enroll” to sign up.

 

IATI Connect Stories

Check out the first edition of IATI Connect Stories, a monthly vlog showcasing the work of an IATI Connect member! This month, Daan Sillen from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) shares RVO’s interest in IATI Connect, an exciting flagship project on data visualisation and a call-to-action for the community.

Watch the vlog in English or French.

Want to be featured in next month’s IATI Connect Stories? Contact: connect@iatistandard.org.

 

Learn More About IATI Connect

Want to learn how to use the new platform? Check out how to ‘Get Started in 6 Easy Steps’ or watch our new instructional videos: 

1. Following Content

2. Creating Content

3. Stay Engaged

Top Tip for February: Email Notifications

To change your notification settings on IATI Connect, navigate to your profile icon in the top menu bar, then click on Settings. Scroll down to the ‘Email Notifications’ section, then select whether you’d like to receive email notifications immediately, daily, weekly or not at all.