IATI stands for International Aid Transparency Initiative and is a voluntary consultative body that engages donors, international organizations, and public and private organizations participating in development cooperation to promote transparency through information disclosure related to aid projects.
The IATI began its activities following the 3rd High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (’08, Accra) and 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 IATI.
The aid information provided by IATI provides the latest ODA project information in progress, unlike OECD DAC (Development Assistance Committee) statistics that disclose the ODA support results of the previous year.
As a member of the IATI, the Korean government strives to provide the latest aid information per the Information Disclosure Standards presented by the IATI. The information disclosed includes information on about 3,700 projects under and/or planned to be supported in developing countries in 2020 by about 40 organizations, including the Ministry of Strategy 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 plans to increase the transparency of ODA project execution by joining IATI and disclosure of aid information and continues to promote effective development through the predictability of recipient countries.
Information disclosure toward the International Aid Transparency Organization (IATI) The subject of disclosure is information on ongoing projects of 45 agencies, including the Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOEF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Export-Import Bank of Korea (EXIM Bank), the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). 8 items of institutional information and 23 items of project information have been released and can be downloaded in two formats, XML and excel. Please refer to the attached file for IATI ids and descriptions of disclosure items for each ODA implementation organization in Korea.