Welcome to the agenda for our first ever IATI ‘Virtual Community Exchange’ (VCE), one of two online events taking place in 2021 to bring together the global IATI community. Join IATI’s first VCE on 13 April 2021 to help us consider IATI’s progress vis-à-vis the current state of transparency and open data in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19. During the VCE, you will hear about recent and upcoming IATI activities and how you can participate, be inspired during sessions led by other members of the IATI community and engage with peers in the open data and transparency space. Anyone with an interest in open data, transparency or development cooperation is welcome to join! 

The VCE will offer two to three parallel sessions simultaneously, and participants are welcome to attend a session from each time slot, or to ’pick and choose’, only attending sessions that fit their needs. Find out how to get prepared with this one-pager, ‘Getting Ready for the VCE’, or view the comprehensive logistical note for the event.

Questions? Drop us a line at info@iatistandard.org or post in our digital community platform, IATI Connect. We look forward to seeing you virtually on 13 April!

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Tuesday, April 13 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Using IATI data to track trends in aid spending under COVID-19 in East Africa, organised by Development Initiatives

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Aid is changing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, with short-term, and possibly long-term, effects. Since September 2020, Development Initiatives has been using near real-time IATI data to track these changes and identify trends in aid spending under COVID-19. This session will focus on East Africa analysis, providing an overview of aid trends at regional level and situating these within the wider context of trends in national budgets through one or two deep dives into individual countries. The session will take the form of a short presentation followed by a Q&A session on the methodology and analysis. The main goals of this session are: to demonstrate the added value of IATI data in enabling near real-time analysis of trends in aid spending at regional and country levels, providing valuable, timely insights not available from other global data sources such as the OECD DAC; and to provide a feedback loop to IATI publishers by identifying remaining gaps and quality issues that need to be addressed to further increase the usability of IATI data by stakeholders at country level.

Join the session using this link: https://undp.zoom.us/j/84811770326

avatar for Martha Bekele

Martha Bekele

Senior Analyst, East Africa, Development Initiatives
avatar for Eastone Owino

Eastone Owino

Analyst, Development Initiatives
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Moses Owori

Senior Analyst, Development Initiatives
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Bill Anderson

Data and Information Architect, Development Initiatives

Tuesday April 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm UTC