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1 Paper 3b Improving the Standard Around Communities of Interest

2 IATI is... a common electronic format for the comprehensive and timely reporting of all activities by all participants in the delivery of development cooperation and humanitarian aid

3 We are multi-stakeholder by type

4 We are multi-stakeholder by role Donors ODAFoundations & NGOsPrivate SectorFinancial Institutions Extending Agencies Government agencies Private sector contractors Fund managersNGOsPooled Funds Implementing Agencies Multilaterals NGOs (International & National) Private Sector

5 Traceability

6 A changing data landscape

7 One size doesn’t fit all Donor specific fields do not apply. Implementing Agencies “DAC language is scary and alienating. It doesn’t make sense.” NGOs Forward-looking data and conditions are commercially sensitive. Private equity and debt

8 One size doesn’t fit all (cont.) Measure contributions by time and value Technical Cooperation Timescales are different. Emergencies. Appeals... Humanitarian Aid New models, new technologies Crowd funding


10 The Steering Committee is asked to acknowledge that the Secretariat's active encouragement and engagement with communities of interest is essential for the development of the standard.

11 The Steering Committee is asked to acknowledge that the authority and credibility of the standard will be enhanced by the addition of optional elements that service the needs of particular sectors, information systems or communities of interest.

12 Strengthen the Core Flexible add-ons wherever required Strengthen Core Fields that apply to all [ >> Paper 4b. ]

13 Paper 4b First Integer Upgrade to the Standard

14 Decimals and Integers Decimal Bug-fixesCode list modifications Minor additions to the standard which improve the functionality without introducing substantial new content Changes will be optional Changes will be backwardly compatible Integer Substantial additions involving new areas of data New mandatory fields Changes that are not backwardly compatible Proposed minor upgrades that are disputed by one or more signatories

15 Upgrades to Date Bugs, code lists, definitions 1.02 Budget Identifier, Economic Classification, Activity Scope, UN Regions vocabulary, Missing CRS Fields, FSS Activity-level 1.03 Geocoding 1.04 (pending)

16 In accordance with the agreed process the Secretariat hereby requests permission to initiate procedures in preparation for Version 2.01 of the Standard which would begin today with an invitation for proposals for inclusion and which will culminate after the formal consent of members at the next Steering Committee meeting in [April 2014].

17 Process ProposalsShortlistConsultationDraftingConsultationSC ApprovalDevelopmentTestingLive

18 Initial suggestions Primarily a test of process. Due diligence on change control Keep it simple Review mandatory and recommended fields Strengthen the core standard Publisher type and function to improve QC statistics Categorisation for Quality Control Standardise DAC Codes; Government Depts & Agencies Organisation Identifiers

19 Paper 4c Including INTOSAI’s Integrated Financial Accountability Framework in IATI’s Organisation Standard

20 What is INTOSAI? International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions USA General Accounting Office UK National Audit Office EU European Court of Auditors World Bank DRC Cour des Comptes 191 members

21 IFAF – a brief history 2004 Tsunami. (Where did the money go?) Working Group on Accountability for and Audit of Disaster-Related Aid Integrated Financial Accountability Framework

22 What is IFAF DonorINGO INGO Country Office National NGO Annual Aggregated Audited Flows Between Organisations

23 Two standards – one format IFAFIATI Common data format

24 Conclusions Consistent with Organisation StandardAvoid costly duplication of effortIATI committed to improving humanitarian reporting Publish Once Use Often (when INTOSAI comes knocking) INTOSAI and IFAF share commitment to traceability

25 The Steering Committee is requested to approve in principle the inclusion of IFAF as an optional module within the Organisation standard and to authorise the Secretariat to submit a proposal for modifications to the standard for consultation in the next decimal upgrade.

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