One of the commitments of the Grand Bargain is to ‘reduce the earmarking of donor contributions’.
Whilst IATI had already been identified by the Grand Bargain as a mechanism to enable greater transparency of humanitarian data there is also much interest in using IATI as a source of data to monitor the earmarking commitment of
- ‘… 30% of humanitarian contributions non-earmarked or softly earmarked by 2020.’
- ‘Reduce the degree of earmarking of funds …’
In order to support the monitoring of (un)earmarked funding it has been proposed to enable the reporting of earmarking within IATI by
- (in the short term) integrating the Grand Bargain earmarking definitions as an aid-type vocabulary at v2.03 of the IATI Standard (v2.03 will be available from Jan 2018)
- (in the longer term but ASAP) enhance the DAC aid-type definitions that are already in use by IATI
In addition all the referenced aid-type definitions are here