One of the core objectives of the IATI Strategic Plan, approved by IATI’s membership, is to drive a significant improvement in the systematic use of IATI data. This session, co-organised with Nigeria, provided an update on the work the IATI Secretariat is doing to engage and support data users to access and use IATI data, outlined efforts to ensure a more coordinated approach to achieving data use and shared progress on the work undertaken so far in 2021. Specific focus was given to sharing progress on meeting the needs of partner country data users through the presentation of IATI’s new data access tool, Country Development Finance Data. This tool enables users to download simple Excel-formatted data on projections and spending by country and was designed as an interim measure to support simple access to the kinds of data requested most frequently by partner country governments. A brief overview outlined what data is available and how it can be analysed, along with testimonials and use cases from country-level data users.
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