Publishing Results to IATI: Will it Improve Learning and Accountability?
Donors are increasingly making – or considering making – the publication of results information to the IATI standard a requirement of their grantees. But will this lead to increased learning and accountability? What checks would need to be in place to avoid the publication of misleading or useless data, and to ensure that NGOs are supported in their publishing?
This discussion paper – written by Bond’s Michael O’Donnell, explores the background and rationale for publishing results to IATI and the impact this could have on organisations and the transparency of the sector. The paper uses 7 tests to assess the extent to which publishing results to IATI would enhance learning and accountability, and makes recommendations for making the IATI results module fit for purpose, and for donors to consider if making publishing results mandatory.
Discussion paper: Sharing results using the IATI data standard
The final discussion paper will be launched in early April an has been posted here ahead of then as we would really appreciate your insights and reflections. We'd encourage you to discuss any aspect of the topic either here or by adding comments directly to the document.
Previous discussions on the Results element: