|Source||Day||Title||Format||Lead name||Lead org||Short description||Proposed outcomes||Mins||Speakers / facilitators||Who else involved?||Target audience||Proposed actions? Follow up?||Anything else?|
|Google form||2 or 3||A look into AidStream new features and future||Lightening talk with QA at the end||Anjesh Tuladhar||YoungInnovations Pvt. Ltd.||To discuss about existing new features of AidStream and further plans||To make organisations aware of the new features in AidStream and what's coming up. Also we will get feedbacks and suggestions from the existing organisation users on what they think would be useful addition/feature in AidStream.||15 minutes followed by discussion||Anjesh Tuladhar/YoungInnovations||Bibhusan Bista/YoungInnovations|
Wendy/DI? (maybe) or someone from IATI Support
|NGO - current AidStream users and potential new users||Yes, these feedbacks will help us understand AidStream users' needs and perhaps pain points - we will try to make the aidstream journey as easy as possible for the organisations.|
|Google form||2 or 3||Accelerating Tool Development for Data Use||Presentation followed by small group discussions, then reconvene.||Steven Flower||Open Data Services||In February 2017, the Open Ag Funding Partnership in partnership with DFID held a tool accelerator workshop to develop advanced data tools for the publication and use of IATI data. In attendance were Development Initiatives, Zimmerman & Zimmerman, D-Portal, Spatial Dev, Young Innovations, and others. In this session, we will share what the accelerator taught us about developing tools for IATI, share prototypes for feedback, and discuss how our approach can be replicated for other sectors and types of IATI data.||Our goals are to share our learning from the accelerator workshop with the community and seek active engagement and feedback in the IATI tool development process.||60||Steven Flower (Open Data Services), James Coe (Publish What You Fund), Rory Scott (Open Data Services)||Reid Porter (InterAction), David Duffeck (InterAction)||IATI data publishers and users, especially technical staff and anyone with an interest in tool development.||We will invite interested participants to test and provide feedback on specific tools once they are fully developed (mid-2017).||While the presentation and tools are specific to agricultural investment data, the session will address the concept of making IATI data useful, useable, and in-use in a concrete manner. Participants from other sectors can learn from our successes and mistakes in developing tools. Those knowledgeable in the area of agricultural data will be introduced to a variety of in-progress projects and have the opportunity to actively inform their development.|
|Google form||2 or 3||Building a CSV2IATI replacement||Lightning talk - long||Ben Webb||Open Data Services Co-operative||Many medium sized IATI publishers currently publish their data via spreadsheets. CSV2IATI was created to help those publishers produce IATI XML, but is no longer actively mainatined. |
Open Data Services Co-operative plans to develop a new approach for Spreadsheet to IATI conversion, based on similar work for 360Giving and the Open Contracting Data Standard.
|To inform the IATI community about our plans, and to get feedback on our planned approach.||30||Ben Webb and Rory Scott, Open Data Services Co-operative||n/a||A fairly technical talk - aimed at publishers producing IATI data via spreadsheets, and others who help them publish||Open Data Services will be continuing with software development, incorporating feeback, and then sharing our progress again at a later date.|
|Other||4||Codelist management||Workshop||IATI Tech Team||DI|
|Other||4||Core funding and funding from own sources||Workshop||IATI Tech Team||DI|
|Other||1||d-portal - demonstration||Demo||IATI Tech Team||DI||30|
|Other||1||d-portal - user testing; requirements workshop||Workshop||IATI Tech Team||DI||90|
|Other||1||Data Use Surgery - I have a question about data use||Surgery||IATI Tech Team||DI||20 x ?|
|Other||4||Deprecation of old versions of the Standard||Workshop||IATI Tech Team||DI|
|Google form||2||DLT (and Blockchain) in Development|
Talk then workshop
|Tom Wilkinson||DFID||Demystifying Distributed Ledger technology, and then sketching some uses for IATI and development generally.||Better understanding of DLT applicability in different areas.||40||Tom Wilkinson (DFID), John Adams (DFID)||John Adams (DFID)||Data architects and/or aid project managers||Decision on whether to propose DLT as a data architecture for IATI|
|Other||4||Double counting||Workshop||IATI Tech Team||DI|
|Google form||2 or 3||FAO experience in applying OECD-DAC sector/purpose coding||Lightning talk - long||Sangita Dubey||Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN||Challenges, Solutions & Lessons learned in applying OECD-DAC Sector/Purpose coding||To help IATI reporters in apply sector/purpose codes from the Creditor Reporting System to their IATI-published data||20||Sangita Dubey & Brian Carisma, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN||None (though Open Ag Funding and InterAction are partners in FAO's work in this domain)||All IATI reporters||Consultations and workshop on proposal to the OECD-DAC to revise their sector/purpose codes related to Agriculture, Food and Nutrition security|
|Google form||2 or 3||Getting Over the Hump of Data Enrichment||Panel followed by small group/"world cafe"/"speed dating" discussions.||James Coe||Publish What You Fund||While there is broad agreement about how to enrich and improve IATI data technically, institutional inertia, technical challenges, and other barriers continue to stymie progress towards better data. As a continuation of an ongoing discussion, the Open Ag Funding Partnership will bring data users and publishers together to discuss ways they can work cooperatively and take advantage of tools and technical assistance to clear these obstacles to make IATI data more open, more granular, and more traceable.||Our goal is to bring data users and publishers together to discuss remaining challenges in enriching IATI data in order to make progress in securing new commitments for improved data sharing. We will also share our progress in delivering technical assistance and developing data tools as a follow up to previous presentations by the Initiative for Open Ag Funding within this community.||60||James Coe (Publish What You Fund), representative data user(s) and publisher(s) (TBD)||Reid Porter (InterAction), David Duffeck (InterAction)||General data users, data publishers, donors, etc. with or without technical backgrounds.||We will use the session to start conversations that may lead to commitments for improved data publication.||We have a number of potential participants representing both data users and publishers, and will do the necessary preliminary coordination to ensure that each side is well-represented in the discussion.|
|2 or 3||Good Financial Grant Practice||Presentation||Dr Michael Kilpatrick||African Academy of Sciences||An introduction to the Good Financial Grant Practice Programme and why it could be of interest to the IATI members for the financial governance of the funds they award||To raise awareness of the GFGP programme within IATI||30||Ideally I would like to request nominations of award recipients to be involved in piloting workshops in late ‘17|
|Other||2 or 3||Govt IDs/identify.org||Workshop||60|
|Google form||1||Hands-on humanitarian data||Hands-on workshop||David Megginson||UNOCHA||Informal, hands-on technical workshop with humanitarian aid data, including IATI and non-IATI data. We will look at IATI data from the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), who-what-where (3W) and baseline data hosted on the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX), HXL-tagged ad-hoc humanitarian data, and others.||Allow potential implementers and planners to get hands-on experience with humanitarian data, and understand what's currently available and how it differs from other humanitarian data. Possibly get some proposed solutions for feeding more humanitarian data into IATI.||120||I will be one facilitator, and will invite others (e.g. Tim Davies) to help lead.||I will lean heavily on other technical leaders in the IATI community for support.||Technical implementers, capable of seeing and working with raw data (XML, CSV, JSON, etc.). The technically-curious are also welcome.||We will follow up on any suggestions or queries that emerge from the workshop.||This should be a highly-informal event, possibly in the evening. Ideally, it will follow the earlier, more formal sessions that I've proposed.|
|Other||2 or 3||Harmonising donor requirements for NGOs and others||Workshop||DFID, Sida, NL MFA, Belgium, EC||DFID, Sida, NL MFA, Belgium, EC||60|
|Other||4||Hierarchies||Workshop||IATI Tech Team||DI|
|Google form||2 or 3||Humanitarian data part 1: context and goals||Two high-level speakers (e.g. programme level or higher from partner country, donor, and/or multilateral).||David Megginson||UNOCHA||High-level introduction to humanitarian data and IATI, focusing more on business/policy-level goals such as the Grand Bargain, donor and agency requirements, etc. No XML, system diagrams, or other technical details will appear on presenters' slides.||Set the stage for more-detailed work on humanitarian data later, by making it clear what we're trying to accomplish, who the major players are, what the major needs are, etc.||60||I am willing to moderate the session. The speakers are TBD, but for a donor speaker, it would be good to have someone from e.g. the Netherlands, US, or Canada (since John is already there for DFID).||I will coordinate with DI staff and OCHA to make sure that the speakers fit in well with the rest of the conference.||All, but the session will be especially useful for people who are more focused on policy/programmes/etc. and feel a little put off by the detailed technical content of some other presentations.||No. This session is purely for setting the stage for later, more-detailed humanitarian-data discussions.||I'm proposing two followup sessions as well: a middle-level panel discussion, and a hands-on workshop (see separate proposals). This one would come first in the programme.|
|Google form||2 or 3||Humanitarian data part 2: challenges and opportunities||Panel discussion followed by open audience discussion.||David Megginson||UNOCHA||Up to five panellists will each give a five-minute introduction about a different challenge/opportunity for IATI and humanitarian data transparency, followed by an open discussion. This will be at a medium level of detail, talking about some high-level technical issues, but not about specific markup or system details.||Better understanding of the mid-level strategic/tactical details of sharing humanitarian data via IATI, especially for those who will be project-managing data initiatives.||60||I am happy to moderate the session. The speakers are TBD, but will lean towards recognised experts in different areas, with representation from the partner-country, NGO, agency, academic, and/or donor level. Bibhusan from Young Innovations is a good example of a potential panelist.||I will coordinate with DI staff and OCHA to make sure that the speakers fit in well with the rest of the conference.||All, but the session will be especially useful for people planning and managing data initiatives, trying to understand the risks and best practices of humanitarian data sharing, as well as strategists within the IATI TAG.||Yes, we should record and follow up any issues or offers raised during the audience discussion.||This would make the most sense back to back with the first humanitarian-data session I proposed. The workshop (which I will propose next), will be an informal, techy event, possibly for an evening.|
|2 or 3||IATI & Open Contracting - cross-standard compatibility||Workshop||Tim Davies; Steven Flower||Open Data Services Co-operative||Workshop||60|
|Other||2 or 3||IATI 3+ - imagine the future together||Workshop with post-its||John Adams||What should IATI of the future look like? How could we radically simplify IATI to make it much more accessible to a wide range of users? What lessons can we learn from other standards initiatives like HXL, 360 Giving and Open Contracting?||Principles, ideas and proposals to make IATI much simpler and easier to use.||60||John Adams (DFID)||TBD||Users, technical experts||Concrete proposals for future IATI|
|Google form||2 or 3||IATI and country systems: Achievements, challenges and ways forward||Workshop||Taryn Davis||Development Gateway||We will talk about two different methods used to integrate IATI data into country systems, share the challenges in these efforts and have an open discussion of how to move forward with this effort and the improvements that need to be made for this to be done more efficiently.||Clear picture shared of what can feasibly be done now with IATI in country systems, and what it will take for this data to more easily and effectively be used at the country level.||60||Taryn Davis (Development Gateway), Mark Brough (UNDP Bangladesh)||N/A||Technical implementers of IATI data, Data publishers, community involved in shaping/influencing how data is published, technical support teams of IATI tools, policy staff interested in how IATI data can be / is being used.||We hope that this will contribute to larger conversations about improving data traceability, quality, tools, and programs, and might feed into follow-on progress to improve access to IATI data in country systems.|
|2 or 3||IATI and the SDGs||Workshop||Carl Elmstam||Sida||60|
|Google form||2 or 3||IATI at the country level - What needs to happen on demand and supply side||Presentaiton forllowed by informal sharing and discussion from participants||Bibhusan Bista||YoungInnovations||This session will draw out experiences of various initiatives of different stakeholders who would want to share their experience on country level implementation of IATI, both on the demand and supply side. The session will be based on YoungInnovations pilot work of Aidstream implementation in Tanzania and a bit of experience in Nepal during earthquake reconstruction. However, we would encourage other to share their perception on IATI at the country level, specially on catalyzing the use of IATI data on the demand side and bringing in more organizations at the country level publishing into IATI at the country level.||Clear understanding of what has not worked on using IATI at the country level; Way forward on making IATI relevant at the country level||60||Bibhusan Bista / Anjesh Tuladhar (YoungInnovation)||Will scout for more co-organizers as we move along.||Publishers interested to look into their data use at the country level; Country level I/NGOs looking to adapt IATI at the local level||Take discussion of the learning for our ongoing pilot work in Tanzania; Possible collaboration with other to pilot similar initiatives in other countries.||It's high time that we discuss about hows and whats of IATI at the country level before it is too late :)|
|Google form||2 or 3||IATI business case framework||Presentation + questions and discussion, alternatively it could be a lightning talk||Marten Schoonman||Akvo Foundation||A framework has been drafted to help NGO's to 1. value investment in IATI (cost-benefit analysis) 2. understand which (measurable and non-measurable) benefits they will get depending on how much effort they put in adopting IATI. In this presentation we will share how the framework is set up and will open the floor for questions and discussion to further enhance the model. The framework is an initiative of Plan Finland and is created by Accenture Finland and various other parties.||Participants know how the framework is set up and can take it forward; use it, improve it.||40||Marten Schoonman||to be determined - one of the contributors if present||People interested in helping organisations to get a grip on how to value IATI||A group may be formed to together take the framework further; use it, share experiences, etc.||Mika Välitalo is the ICT4D specialist at Plan Finland who took the initiative. He indicated to me that he will not be at the TAG and agreed for me to present it at the TAG.|
|Google form||2 or 3||IATI data 'in the wild' - sharing experiences||Mix of presentation & workshop||Pelle Aardema||Open Works||Based on one year of monitoring IATI data sets I'll present the most common errors, discuss why some of the IATI elements are so hard to grasp for new publishers and invite the audience to think along with possible solutions.||A shared understanding of common errors and problems, and hopefully some concrete steps forward||60||Pelle Aardema, I'll ask Rolf Kleef if he'd like to join||anyone interested in using IATI data||Concrete next steps to be determined together with participants, probably need to be coordinated with IATI team|
|Google form||2 or 3||IATI data: Quality Analysis of 600,000+ activities||Presentation followed by group discussion on the next steps in improving the quality.||Anjesh Tuladhar||YoungInnovations||With so much volume of data in the registry, one will find number of issues with the data. This session will present overview of the 600,000+ activities, look into specific country, specific sector to give the perspective of data quality problems and also attempt to identify the mechanism on how quality could be improved so that more and more people are encouraged to use data.||To raise awareness among the publishers that their data is very difficult to work with and they need to first start using their own data. Hopefully we will see some change in the data quality in future.||60||Anjesh Tuladhar (YoungInnovations)|
Bibhusan Bista (YoungInnovations)
|NGOs, Donors, IATI secretariat||We will again run the analysis on the data over the year, perhaps before next tag to see if there has been any improvement in the quality or not.|
|Other||4||Improvements to publishing statistics methodologies||Workshop||IATI Tech Team||DI|
|Other||4||Improvements to the Activity Standard||Workshop||IATI Tech Team||DI|
|Other||4||Improvements to the Organisation Standard||Workshop||IATI Tech Team||DI|
|Google form||2 or 3||Is IATI data usable for accountability?||Workshop||Aria Grabowski||Oxfam America||Use and example of IATI data looking through the lens of a development partner to see if it provides enough detail and the right information to asses whether the funds have been spent on the intended purpose. After workshop participants examine this example from the assigned lens, have a discussion about what information is missing, if it is possible to include that information in the standard, if it is already part of the standard but not reported, is there a format challenge, what other challenges exist, and what steps are there to move forward.||To raise awareness around the challenges of using IATI data, and to gain support and buy in for ensuring that the information provided is fit for purpose. Longer term outcome, adjust standard and reporting so that it provides actionable data in user friendly format that fits the technological and capacity constraints of users.||60||Aria Grabowski. Oxfam America||n/a||Data experts, government, CSOs/NGOs||Insight will feed into advocacy strategy so that aid transparency is fit for purpose. This potentially includes case studies, building support with other allies, assessing if one set of information really is usable for all different types of actors, and how to make information user friendly so that it is easily accessible.||I am currently working on a paper around local stakeholders information needs for social sector spending (aid, but also budget spending) so that they can monitor work (among other objectives), which will add insight into this session.|
|Google form||2 or 3||Localising IATI: Supporting CSOs in Africa to use IATI||workshop||Sarah Johns||Bond||Workshop exploring the skills and support requirements of CSOs and other donor partner organisations based in Africa who need to share information on donor-funded projects via IATI. This workshop will use evidence gathered by UK-based CSOs and their African partner CSOs as a starting point but we hope that African CSOs attending the TAG will participate in this workshop to share their understanding of transparency, challenges they face in engaging peers with IATI and experiences of building the skills needed to publish to IATI.||Shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities; beginning of a support network and infrastructure.||60||Speakers will be chosen from workgroup currently being facilitated with Bond which is a mix of UK and Southern CSOs. Depends on who has funding to attend.||as for speakers.||Donor governments requiring or interested in downstream delivery partners using the IATI standard; African based organisations; IATI product suppliers.||Yes, will be used to inform work with DFID Southern partners, lead CSOs and possibly other donors.||The workgroup to support this session is being led by Christian Aid and DFID are also engaged.|
|Other||4||Miscellaneous rules and guidelines||Workshop||IATI Tech Team||DI|
|Google form||2 or 3||Monitoring activity progress: chain transparency in practice||Workshop||Herman van Loon||Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs||Highlighting the use of IATI to monitor activity progress from the donors perspective using chain transperancy.||Insights in the strengths and weaknesses of IATI to monitor activity progress in complex multi partner programs. Identification of the key area's to improve IATI data quality to make IATI data fit for M&E.||45||Herman van Loon and others (TBD)||NA||M&E and IATI staff||Proposals for improving IATI data quality regarding the use of data for monitoring activity progress and chain tranparency.|
|Other||Presenting Python Library||Dale Potter||DI|
|Other||Presenting Tech Team workplan||Dale Potter||DI|
|Other||2 or 3||Publisher Surgery - I have a question about publishing||Surgery||IATI Tech Team||DI||20 x ?|
|Google form||2 or 3||Reporting on results through IATI||workshop||Sarah Johns||Bond||We will present and workshop draft proposals developed by IATI and Monitoring and Evaluation specialists to evolve the IATI Results element to create meaningful and useful results data from a range of development programmes, as required by donors such as DFID and by the Netherlands Government. We will work with members of the TAG in this workshop to develop a final proposal.||A solid proposal for updating the IATI results element for 1) a decimal upgrade and/or 2) an integer upgrade.||60||tbc - we are working on the proposals with a group of UK and European organisations, led by WaterAid and Bond so it will be speakers from within the group.||tbc dependent on travel arrangements but will be someone within the group||primary: IATI technical specialists and development organisations/donor governments. Secondary: IATI data users||Yes the proposal will be submitted for consideration for the next upgrade.||We are working on the proposal at the moment, and happy to share these discussions via IATI Discuss prior to the TAG.|
|Other||4||Revised rules for decimal and integer upgrades||Workshop||IATI Tech Team||DI|
|Other||1||Speed dating - Data users meet data suppliers||Other||TAG Chair||DI||60|
|Other||2 or 3||Technical product roadmaps||Workshop||IATI Tech Team||DI||90|
|Google form||2 or 3||Testing data quality: A new tool for data publishers||Lightning talk - long||Andy Lulham||Publish What You Fund||Present the concept and a working prototype of Publish What You Fund’s “simple tester” – a tool to allow publishers to test the quality of their data against the Aid Transparency Index methodology, prior to publishing to the IATI registry.||Suggestions on how to improve the tool; raise the profile of a new data quality assessment tool.||20||Andy Lulham||Andy Lulham||Data publishers||Speak with interested parties, and work with them to improve the tool|
|Other||4||Traceability||Workshop||IATI Tech Team||DI|
|Google form||2 or 3||Traceability in action: sharing recent work, and agreeing common approaches||Workshop: Initial presentations from DFID, Z&Z, Open Data Services Co-operative, Dutch Government (to be invited), and others working on traceability, followed by roundtable and/or small group discussions.||Steven Flower||Open Data Services Co-operative||The IATI standard has the potential to facilitate aid traceability, following the flow of funding, and the chain of impact, between different organisations. The IATI standard includes a number of ways in which relationships between activities and transactions can be represented and modelled. |
A number of donors now give guidance to their downstream partners about how to publish IATI data for traceability. This session will explore existing guidance, and evaluate steps needed to come to common approach.
It will share results from pilot work in DFID to increase traceability, and will discuss plans for traceability-focused data validation.
|- A shared understanding of traceability in IATI.|
- A proposal for common guidance on traceability.
- To give further context to other discussions around traceability which will be taking place during the TAG i.e. http://discuss.iatistandard.org/t/tech-paper-traceability/541
|90||- John Adams, DFID|
- Steven Flower, Open Data Services Co-operative
- Siem Vaessen, Zimmerman and Zimmerman
- Herman van-Loon, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (to be invited)
- Martin Akkerman, UNFPA (to be invited)
|- Tim Davies, Open Data Services Co-operative|
- Rory Scott, Open Data Services Co-operative
- Vincent van 't Westende, Zimmerman and Zimmerman
|IATI publishers, and technical community interested in traceability||- Input into finalisation of the ongoing DFID traceability project.|
- Work on shared guidance on traceability.
- Input into traceability validation tools proposal.
- Contribute to the discussion of traceability happening throughout the TAG.
|Google form||Transparency on Results and SDGs||Lightning talk||Siem Vaessen||Netherlands Enterprise Agency||Our dataset is visualised in a website since end 2015. But is always work in progress. Latest elements are showing numbers of jobs and companies supported and co-financing by private sector and visualizing the SDG's project and programmes are contributing to. |
How is it done and what are the dilemmas using the IATI dataset?
|Exchanges of view with audience.||20||IATI members focused on visualising data.||Exchange of experiences between likeminded members.|
|Other||2 or 3||Using IATI data - Secretariat strategy||Workshop||IATI Secretariat||DI||Consultation workshop to explore how the Secretariat should approach supporting greater IATI data use, particularly at country level.||90|
|Google form||2 or 3||Using IATI datasets for communication; where can we improve?||workshop||Marten Schoonman||Akvo Foundation||For organisations publishing to IATI, why do many of them still have websites not saying anything about IATI? While with a small investment the complete project portfolio could be shared publicly online in a human-readable format. But how well does the standard support such an approach? |
We like to share a proposal and facilitate a workshop to bring this untapped and undervalued potential forward.
|An idea on how IATI can be used for communication purposes by organisations||50||Marten Schoonman, Akvo Foundation||active involvement of the participants||people interested in bringing IATI further on the communication side||suggestions for improvement of the standard for communication purposes||We believe that using datasets for communication is an untapped and undervalued potential of IATI - we like to contribute to discovering how TAG can bring this forward.|
|Other||1||What is IATI? An introduction for those new to the community||Presentation + questions and discussion||IATI Tech Team||DI||60|
|Google form||2 or 3||Working with results in IATI||presentation+discussion||Rolf Kleef||We want to share experiences, approaches, and first lessons learned using results in IATI as required by the Dutch MFA.|
How to work with results on lobby and advocacy: what kind of indicators are used? What about the risk to fall back to purely “output-oriented progress management”?
In what ways do organisations try to standardise their indicators? How do they divide roles and responsibilities partnerships, and standardise their indicators?
How to connect results across “theory of change fault lines”: how can you work with results data of your implementing partners when they have indicators that do not match your own?
We also want to sketch some visions on how we could work within the context of what is available and possible: the current version of IATI, current contractual agreements and current data practices.
|Sharing of first experiences and concerns based on practical use by (mostly Dutch) NGOs to work with the Dutch MFA’s guidelines. Discussion and gathering new ideas and alternative approaches from other contexts.||30||Rolf Kleef, maybe one or two others||Partos and Data4Development are involved in organising and preparing; maybe one or two others||Everyone who is trying to produce and use IATI data to show progress and results on their activities.||Partos intends to host a learning workshop in April to further facilitate exchange of good practices and approaches, where the outcomes from the TAG will be incorporated. This will feed into the MFA’s process to produce an IATI-based progress and results report for their Strategic Partnerships programme.||We’re in contact with Sarah Johns and Mike Smith to see if this can be merged with the “Reporting on results through IATI” session (perhaps with additional time for that session)|
|Community consultation||Improving the IATI file validation process||Herman Van Loon|