As part of the World Humanitarian Summit Grand Bargain, the IFRC joined the ICRC in committing “to invest in examining the feasibility of using the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) to publish timely, transparent, harmonized and open high-quality data” . This paper provides the first stage of that examination: exploring the feasibility of IFRC publishing IATI data covering its own programmes and appeals.
It finds that publication to a level comparable to other agencies is feasible, particularly for
emergency appeals , for which substantial information is already in the public domain. It sets out a number of options for IFRC, along with implications for data representation, data collection systems and processes and quality control of published data. It proposes a phased approach, that, in a second phase, would support publication of development programmes and more detailed humanitarian-related data for appeals.