In line with the IATI mission and vision, I suggest to add a separate Data quality track to the TAG 2017 agenda for day 4. The Data quality of IATI data determines the usability of the standard in practice and is therefore critically important for the survival of IATI as a means for information exchange. In the last couple a number of applications have been developed by several people. The TAG would provide a great opportunity to share in depth the experiences about working with IATI data to produce meaningful information and what problems are encountered due to data quality problems.
Sharing these experiences could be starting point for practical proposals for improving IATI data quality on the near future. Workshops could cover the following topics:
• Experiences with IATI data quality from the data users perspective (e.g. country cases, OIPA development, digital activity progress monitoring with IATI) an identifying the key issues with data quality (both technical and organizational)
• Action to be taken by publishers, IATI technical support and data users to improve data quality thereby making sure those IATI goals as described in the IATI mission and vision document are met.
The topics double counting and traceability could also be part of this track. I also added this as a comment to the draft agenda.