GPEDC Monitoring Framework : 2016 Progress Report

(Bill Anderson) #1

The Global Partnership’s new “Transparency Indicator” report has been published.

Remember that this indicator was designed to track progress of paragraph 23 c) of the Busan Partnership agreement

Implement a common, open standard for electronic publication of timely, comprehensive and forward-looking information on resources provided through development co-operation, taking into account the statistical reporting of the OECD-DAC and the complementary efforts of the International Aid Transparency Initiative and others. This standard must meet the information needs of developing countries and non-state actors, consistent with national requirements. [my emphases]

If you skim Chapter 5 this is what you will see:

The IATI Secretariat and Technical Team has been involved in the preparation of our statistics for this report for over a year. These are the statistics that you can see on our Dashboard, and which are refreshed every night. I stand by this work and believe we have reflected - honestly, fairly and as accurately as possible - the current (and improving) status of IATI data.

According to the statistics we submitted to the progress report 35% of IATI publishers (only those that endorsed the Busan agreement) publish good or excellent data. By comparison 72% and 66% of reporters to the OECD DAC Creditor Reporting System and Forward Spending Survey respectively are reported to meet this standard.

If this is truly a fair comparison of timely, comprehensive and forward-looking data that meets the needs of developing countries I can only conclude that there remain huge gaps in our understanding of what is meant by transparent, usable data.

(Yohanna Loucheur) #2

On the last point, it would be really useful to hear from partner country stakeholders whether their needs are met by the data available through the DAC Creditor Reporting System and Forward Spending Survey. In other words, if all donors achieved an “Excellent” grade for CRS and FSS, would it be sufficient to feed into aid management systems, to inform budget planning and so on?

(Yohanna Loucheur) #3

The link above no longer works. I can’t seem to recall whether this Dashboard section on the Transparency Indicator has been removed or simply moved. Can someone from the Secretariat confirm? (If the latter, grateful if a new link could be provided.)

(Andy Lulham) #4

@YohannaLoucheur it moved to here:

The relevant github commit is here.

(Yohanna Loucheur) #5

Thanks Andy

There seems to be a key difference with the previous page, in that it now covers all publishers, not only GPEDC signatories. It’s good to have comparable statistics for all, but it was useful to be able to focus on GPEDC signatories - a potential use case being the next round of monitoring, which is about to start.

Perhaps it would be possible to add a filter on the page.