TransparencyIndicator IATI Steering Committee Copenhagen13 March 2014
Rationaleand process for the indicator A direct response to the Busan High-Level Meeting in 2011 • June 2012: The common, open standard is endorsed at the final meeting of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness in June 2012 • June 2012: Mandate by the Post-Busan Interim Group to monitor the implementation of the common standard A participatory process 2013 • Developmentof approach building on work of the Ad-Hoc Group • Core group technical work to construct proposal • Oct-Nov: Consultation on the construction of the indicator • Dec-Feb: Piloting of the transparency assessment
Methodology and guiding principles • Full methodolology available on the Global Partnership Teamworks community site • A few guiding principles: • Building on existing systems (OECD CRS/FSS and IATI) • Covers all ODA providers with an implementation schedule • Focus on ODA (CPA for forward-looking dimension) • Simplicity (grade from A to E) • Room for evolution(pilot approach) • Piloting carried out in close collaboration with common standard secretariats
Key findings from the analysis A good start: the average provider • Reports data once a year, that is 6-9 months old • Information for 50% of data fields • Provides some forward-looking information (75%) Progress by 2015 requires • Timeliness: more frequent reporting, fresher data • Comprehensiveness: more systemic completion of data fields needed (quality of reporting also important) • Forward-looking: much more effort needed, start with country envelopes
Context for findings and way forward • Indicator measures one specific aspect of transparency • Baseline / starting point –goal set for 2015 • Entry point for focusing efforts going forward • Wide range of grades allows for improvement • Reinforce political momentum in Mexico • Provide basis for further technical efforts beyond (including possible refinement of the indicator) Key issues for consideration • How to link global and country-level transparency – ensure information provision at both levels? • How to ensure that information is geared to support countries’ strategic planning?