International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), SDC Membership 2021-2024

International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is a global initiative to improve transparency of development and humanitarian resources addressing poverty and crises. The IATI statistical data standard delivers information for donor and recipient countries to improve coordination, accountability and effectiveness of international cooperation to achieve the SDGs efficiently.

As a member of IATI, SDC will contribute to increase outreach of data to partner countries. 

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget

01.10.2020 - 31.12.2023
CHF  360’000

Availability and transparency of data has become more and more crucial in the past decade, and the context of the Agenda 2030 has even sharpened the need for more and better data. Created in 2008, IATI has become a reference standard, with more than 1000 organisations publishing their data by means of a central global registry. The visibility of IATI data[1] has increased sharply in recent years, allowing development stakeholders to collaborate and identify relevant, effective and evidence-based interventions. 

Switzerland has expressed its commitment to transparency in various occasions such as the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation. Lately, SDC has been active in collaborating with various committees that deal with data: OECD, Paris21, GPEDC, and has even grown more visible as co-organiser of the World Data Forum in Bern. This adhesion to IATI is coherent with SDC’s transparency policy. It meets expectations expressed by Swiss to produce more accessible and transparent data on Swiss international cooperation and to make a wider use of the IATI standard in the federal administration. It is also in line with the priorities given to digitalisation and to the use of scientific data as defined in the Dispatch 2021-2024 and with the Open Government Data strategy 2019-2023 adopted by the Federal Council. 

SDC will engage as active member to improve the performance and outreach of IATI.

[1] The term IATI data  used in the credit proposal is referring to the data published (in xml files) according to the

IATI standard in a central registry,

Obiettivi The overall goal is the achievement of sustainable development goals through the publication and use of good quality data on development resources, activities, pledges and results. By connecting humanitarian and development actors through a standardized data system, their financial flows, policies, programs and results are made more visible. Through this transparency effort, more effective partnerships as well as local ownership can be built improving decisions around and management of international development efforts.  
Gruppi target
  • Governments in low and middle income countries
  • Donor governments 
  • Multilateral organisations
  • Development Finance Institutions
  • Philanthropic Foundations
  • Fund managers
  • International non-governmental organisations
  • Local non-governmental organisations
  • Private sector organisations Academic, training and research organisations 
Effetti a medio termine
  • IATI improves the quality of data published.
  • IATI consolidates its technical core, maintains its infrastructure and reinvigorates its community of publishers and members.
  • IATI promotes the systematic use of IATI data by development and humanitarian actors. 

Risultati principali attesi:  

  • SDC has improved the communication and outreach of its IATI data
  • SDC has made progress towards the digitalization of results along the IATI standard 

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • Other UN Organisation

Altri partner
International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Secretariat 
Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

Outside SDC: 

  • OECD
  • Donor agencies
  • CH CSOs
  • Multilateral organisations 
  • Publish What You Fund (PWYF)


Inside SDC:

  • RDM Project
  • Quality Insurance
  • Aid Effectiveness, Evaluation and Corporate
  • Evaluation and Controlling Division
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    360’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    85’000