Somewhat related to my previous post (on forward data Using forward data).
Attached is the type of templates provided by partner countries to collect data for their aid management platform (AMP, AIMS). We receive such requests rather frequently, from an increasing number of partner countries. While they’re not identical, most/all templates require information such as dates, budgets, past and future disbursements.
Unfortunately, the D-Portal does not provide the data needed to fill this template. Neither does the Datastore CSV Query Builder, since we are missing planned disbursements.
As we work together to develop guidance, tools etc to promote data use, it would be good to keep this template in mind - this is a real, current need that could be filled with IATI data. (Talking here both of the donor officials who put this information together, but also country officials who use it.) The end goal is data imports into AIMS, but we’re quite a way from there.
Efforts to raise awareness and encourage use of IATI data in partner countries will be more effective when we can demonstrate how the data can help them do their work faster or better.
How best can I help my colleagues in Dar or Maputo or Jakarta use IATI data to fill this template (ie respond to partner country requests)? Or better yet, help officials from Tanzania, Mozambique or Indonesia access the data themselves? I don’t know whether it’d be better to improve the D-Portal, or Datastore, or both, or develop something else entirely. What do you think?