IATI Information Disclosure
What is IATA
The International Aid Transparency Initiative(IATI) is a voluntary consultative body that engages donor countries, international organizations, and private institutions participating in development cooperation to promote transparency through information disclosure related to aid projects. The 3rd High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (2008, Accra) served as a catalyst to promote IATA’s activities, and the IATI was officially launched in 2009.
Korea joined the IATI in December 2015 and has been a member since 2016. Currently, 14 donor countries, 22 international organizations and a number of NGOs are participating in the IATI.
Disclosure of Aid Information based on IATI standards
The aid information provided by the IATI differs from DAC statistics in that it provides the latest ODA project information, unlike the OECD DAC (Development Assistance Committee) statistics that disclose the ODA data of the previous year.
As an IATI member, the Korean government is striving to provide the latest aid information in accordance with the information disclosure standards presented by the IATI. Korea is disclosing information on a total of 31 items, including 13 mandatory items out of 42 items that IATI is disclosing. The information disclosed includes information on about 3,700 aid projects being conducted or planned to be conducted in developing countries in 2020 by about 40 institutions, including the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA), the Export-Import Bank of Korea (EDCF), and the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
The Korean government will increase transparency in ODA project execution by joining the IATI and disclosing aid information, and will continue to push ahead with efforts to improve development effectiveness by guaranteeing the predictability for partner countries.
IATI Information Disclosure
The subject of disclosure is the ongoing project information conducted by 45 institutions, including the Ministry of Economy and Finance(MOEF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MOFA), the Export-Import Bank of Korea(EDCF), the Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA), and the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW).
Eight items of institutional information and 23 items of project information have been released and are available for downloading in two formats, xml and excel. Please refer to the attached file for the IATI ID of and description about items disclosed by each ODA implementing organization in Korea.
This information is also available on the IATI website(https://iatiregistry.org).
Project data from 45 organizations including the Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOEF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Export-Import Bank of Korea (EDCF), the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) are disclosed. Currently, 8 organizational data and 23 project data have been published, which can be downloaded in two formats(xml and excel). Please refer to the attached file for the details about IATI IDs and disclosed data details of each ODA implementing organization in Korea. You can also find this information on the IATI website (https://iatiregistry.org).