How do you use your mountains of organisational data to increase your impact? One way is to let us take you on a IATI journey. From producing your first IATI publication, to using IATI data to make data driven decisions, to improving your data quality. Wherever you are in your IATI journey, Data4Development is here […]
Open Data has proven vital for combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. This raises important questions about producing, sharing and using IATI Data as well as highlighting the need for data-driven decision making.
In Part 1 of this mini series we tried to get an idea of the number of organizations that are mentioned in the IATI data, by simply counting the number of unique names, mentioned in the organization fields in IATI. From a preliminary analysis of the 92k unique “organizations” we could identify several obstacles, of […]
Open data has never been more valuable then it is now. Everyone is using open data to communicate about the coronavirus and the IATI open data standard is not staying behind. By publishing timely and comprehensive data, you will be providing partners across the globe with better information to plan, coordinate and evaluate the response […]
On my first day as a Data Scientist at D4D I was asked if I could count the number of organizations that are mentioned in the IATI data. It sounds like a simple question, but it turned out to be quite a challenge. Although it is clear that there are 1085 publishers (november 2019), nobody […]
The Dutch Ministry has specifically put emphasis on IATI by including it in the new version of the Organisational Risk & Integrity Assessment (ORIA). All the more reason to improve your IATI data quality like SPARK did!
For your strategic partnerships you will be working in consortia. We have previously talked about creating a shared space for your consortium to collect and analyse your results, progress and impact. One way to do this would be an (IATI) alliance dashboard: a digital dashboard based on (IATI) data for all the organizations in the […]
At the start of 2016, we combined our IATI expertise within Data4Development, to help organisations routinely publish IATI data as part of their reporting cycles. There were around 380 IATI publishers back then. Today, we’re close to passing 1100 publishers, almost triple that number. And this growth should continue. With a solid 5-year strategy, a […]
With the start of public testing of the new IATI Validator, we like to briefly look back at how we got here, and our vision for the future.
The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) was a key ingredient that brought us together to start Data4Development. We already had experience in helping organisations get on their way publishing IATI data about their work and results, and to use it to coordinate, plan and monitor their efforts.
“Lead by data driven knowledge” has been D4D’s slogan since our start in 2015. Our purpose is to support NGO’s and non profit organisations with improving the way they produce and use their data in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness of their activities. The term ‘data driven’ can be ambiguous. It is quite a broad and intangible concept. Last week, D4D had an evaluation meeting about its content and outreach strategy, supported by clear data. This example shows how, at Data4Development, we practice what we preach.