Why has the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to demand IATI compliant reports instead of narrative reports on paper?
There are two reasons for this decision. Firstly, this is an international commitment. In the outcome document of the Busan meeting of the Partnership for effective development co-operation, donors, partner countries and civil society have agreed that transparency is a shared principle and foundation for effective development cooperation. At the conference, the donors also have made time-bound commitments to fully publish their aid information to the common standard (IATI – International Aid Transparency Initiative).
Secondly, the Ministry wants to be able to ensure that decision-making on its strategies, and monitoring and management of its portfolio are more data-driven and data informed and focused on enhancing impact. A data-driven approach will also enable our capacity to communicate about what we achieve.