International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)

In December 2009, Michael Roberts of Groupsia International was asked to collaborate on a project called The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI): a new initiative of the international development community aimed at making information about aid spending easier to access, use and understand, particularly for those in developing countries. Working alongside an international multi-stakeholder technical advisory group lead by members of the OECD-DAC, the project’s objective is to build an online database based on existing international standards and definitions. A task which was once tackled by Bellanet more than 10 years ago in the International Development Mark-up Language Initiative (IDML). To learn more about the IATI, visit