Monthly Snapshot - June 2021

IATI Secretariat • 23 June 2021

IATI Connect Monthly Snapshot - June 2021

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 800 accounts!  Keep helping us to expand our Community by encouraging your contacts to sign up.


In the Spotlight

Annual Report 2020: IATI Strategic Plan in Action

IATI has launched its Annual Report with a brand new interactive format. In this year’s report you can find more information about progress in implementing the first year of IATI’s Strategic Plan 2020-25, the actions taken to support publishers to share key information on their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and our annual Financial Report. Access the Annual Report 2020 and Financial Report here.

 

New feature announcement: Connect Collaborate

Stay tuned for a new feature on our platform currently undergoing final user testing and soon going live: Connect Collaborate. This extension will allow users to work jointly on a shared piece of content, leave comments and/or suggest changes. More information and instructions will follow shortly.  

 

Welcoming Team Europe on IATI Connect!

We welcome the recently launched Team Europe community group on IATI Connect! It is a space where EU member states can share and exchange knowledge and experiences on IATI data reporting and data use. Find out more here. If you are interested in starting your own Group on IATI Connect feel free to reach out to us via connect@iatistandard.org

 

Stay Connected!

Don't miss out on opportunities to engage with fellow users on the platform! Learn how to follow content, create content and stay engaged. Take a look at our instructional videos to familiarise yourself with the platform and start connecting.


IATI Connect Stories

Check out the fifth edition of IATI Connect Stories, our monthly video series showcasing the work of an IATI community member. This month, Andie Vaughn, Senior Policy Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), describes the agency’s interest in IATI data, changes made to its public foreign assistance visualisations and the Development Cooperation Landscape tool, the US government visualisation of IATI data.

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

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


In case you missed it…

Consultation: IATI Standard traceability guidance

Last month, the IATI Secretariat hosted a consultation to improve IATI’s traceability guidance. The guidance has been updated based on comments received during the consultation and added to the IATI website. Access the IATI Standard traceability guidance.

 

Discussion: New Organisation Identifier: XI-IATI-SPR

A new addition to the IATI Organisation Identifier list has been proposed by Synergie des Femmes pour la Paix et la Réconciliation des Peuples des Grands Lacs d’Afrique (SPR), and this has been reviewed and approved. Check out the discussion

 

Topic: IATI analysis in Power-BI

Learn how to use Microsoft PowerBI for IATI analysis! Aiming to democratise IATI analysis, IATI community member Matt Geddes explains how to use PowerBI while analysing IATI data. Make sure to check it out and leave your comments in the post.

 

Discussion: Duplicate activity-identifiers - problems >> solutions?

Around 42,000 activities use an activity-identifier that is already in use with the result that not all activities are showing up in searches using key tools. If you’re a publisher who has duplicated activity IDs and have not yet been contacted by the IATI Secretariat to help resolve this issue, please comment on this post or contact the Secretariat at support@iatistandard.org


Events Coming Up

IATI Data Use Drop-In

28 June 2021 - 12:30-13:30 (UTC)

Join us for the second IATI Data Use Drop-In session! This is an opportunity to bring your data use questions and get on-the-spot support from the IATI Secretariat or other data users who join the session. Bring your questions and join via Zoom. Can’t join this month? Don’t worry, the IATI Data Use Drop-In is held on the fourth Monday of each month, and as always, feel free to reach out directly at any time to support@iatistandard.org

 

Data Use Working Group Meeting

29 June 2021 - 14:00-15:00 (UTC)

Join the next open session of the Data Use Working Group (DUWG) meeting, with ‘show and tell’ examples of IATI data use. If you have any questions about this group, would like to be added to the Outlook invite for meetings or are interested in sharing your IATI data use example, please contact the group Chair mark@brough.io or anna.whitson@undp.org. The link to the meeting can be accessed here.

 

IATI Connect - Crash Course #4

8 July 2021  - 13:30-14:15 (UTC)

Tune into our fourth IATI Connect Crash Course to learn more about how to use our new IATI Connect platform and how you can benefit from it. Make sure to bring your questions and don’t forget to enroll to sign up!

 

Other events

Learn about other events on the platform! Follow the instructions on our user guide and start following events and creating your own!


IATI Connect is a global community platform where practitioners can come together to discuss key aid transparency issues. It is a space where all members of the IATI community can exchange valuable resources and insights, and engage across borders and organisations.