The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) has come a long way since the “Standard” was first introduced in the Netherlands. About 10 years ago, in May 2011, our CTO Rolf Kleef, with ‘Open for Change’, was co-organiser of the first Dutch congress about open data in development cooperation. The event was hosted together with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and Partos, the Dutch association for development cooperation. The MoFA and the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) -formerly known as (DFID)- were actually early adaptors to introduce IATI publishing for their fund recipients.
Now, almost 10 years later, 1,059,495 development and humanitarian activities are published in IATI by over 1.250 organisations around the world, and we are very proud to have been able to contribute to that result. At the same time, we are convinced that the future holds even more potential for IATI.