Here is a useful graphic from the International Aid Transparency Initiative about which donors are implementing it, and when.

A diagramme showing which aid agencies are planning to publish details of aid agreements
Progress on publishing details of aid projects



Published by Owen Barder

Owen is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Owen was a civil servant for a quarter of a century, working in Number 10, the Treasury and the Department for International Development. Owen hosts the Development Drums podcast, and is the author Running for Fitness, the book and website. Owen is on Twitter and

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  1. Any idea why most countries are under their name (“Canada”) and the UK only has DFID? Does it mean that every other country is going to publish its aid data for all its agencies involved in aid, from the development agency to the ministry of finance and that of foreign affairs? Also, I wonder why their “pre-Busan” column does not follow the same order as the other columns.

    On the larger issue, it is very impressive to see such momentum behind aid transparency.

  2. Akvo probably does not quite belong in this graph, although we are quite flattered that we made this appearance. As a short clarification — Akvo’s Really Simple Reporting system is used by over 350 partners to report on projects. We are in the process of making the Akvo reporting platform IATI-compliant, so all projects in the system will be automatically also available in IATI format. But they are not our own projects, they belong to our partners. So in the IATI sense, we are not the reporting organisation.

    A second IATI-activity Akvo is undertaking is developing a website (to go live before Busan) which will make the IATI data published by the Dutch government searchable by the public. We will also attempt some visualisations. The tools used on this website (such as an IATI XML => MySQL importer, and an API) will be made available as open source.

    best regards,
    Mark Westra

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