Following the recent Steering Committee meeting where we discussed a new approach to IATI governance, we are considering how we could improve support to the TAG.
There are two areas where community support would be really useful to me (as TAG Chair) and to the IATI Technical team:
Providing expert input into the evolution of the IATI Standard. This would require people with deep knowledge of the standard, evaluating and providing advice on suggested changes. We do this already through consultation process, but maybe a more formalised “expert group” would help to articulate a vision for the Standard and work through proposals in more depth and with more rigour.
Community leaders driving adoption and use. We have a need to form communities of interest within IATI who will drive forward things that we care about. I see this particularly in supporting adoption and use of the data.
I’d be interested in your views on this. And if you’d like to volunteer or nominate someone who would fit into either group, then please let me know.