The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has announced that Myanmar has officially endorsed the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), joining a multi-stakeholder group of 61 other members, including donor governments and partner countries, foundations, multilaterals, CSOs and NGOs, to formally become the 62nd member.
When Myanmar’s development partners are able to provide more detailed information on their projects in Myanmar, it helps those involved to better track what aid is being used for, where it is being spent and what it is achieving.
This report is issued by the IATI Secretariat to meet the requirement in the IATI Framework for Implementation for annual reporting of efforts by members to implement the IATI Standard. In addition, this report highlights the following general themes:
• Encouraging more people to publish;
• Improving the quality of data published;
• Helping people to use IATI data better.
Huge boost for aid effectiveness as groundbreaking transparency initiative gains momentum
Over 130 organisations are now publishing their data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), an open data platform that gives a timely, comprehensive and comparable picture of aid flows in order to improve accountability and impact. Germany is the latest country to begin publishing its data in line with the IATI common standard, with Russia signalling its intention to join.