In April, IATI hosted its first ever Virtual Community Exchange (VCE) to discuss the current state of transparency and open data in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19. Sessions were led by members of the IATI community, including a CanWaCH led session, and participants were from a diverse group of stakeholders, such as civil society organizations, academia, multilaterals, government and private sector.
During our session, we explored how CanWaCH’s innovative, open-access platform, the Project Explorer, is being used to showcase Canada’s contributions to global health and gender equality programming, building on IATI’s work. We discussed the innovative ways in which data is collected, visualised and used to demonstrate impact and increase transparency. We also explored challenges around data sharing in the global health sector, and featured examples of how existing data has been used to identify gaps, advocate for continued and expanded investment, build successful partnerships and improve coordination. Finally, we engaged participants in a critical dialogue on how best to measure and report on impact in this context. Watch the recording or view the slides here.
From our discussion with participants we looked at: