RFP for Development of a free-to-use IATI publishing tool Request for proposal

Reference: RFP/2021/27780
Beneficiary countries: Multiple destinations (see 'Countries' tab below)
Registration level: Basic
Published on: 27-Sep-2021
Deadline on: 25-Oct-2021 20:00 0.00

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) brings together governments, multilateral institutions, private sector and civil society organizations, and others to increase the transparency and openness of resources flowing into developing countries. 
In order to successfully publish to IATI, publishers must prepare their data according to the IATI schema and rulesets land convert it to XML (IATI data must be in a machine-readable format). There are several third party tools available to assist publishers in this process; some are free, others are paid for and each has varying levels of built-in guidance and templates. Some of the larger IATI publishers with a significant volume of activity files have developed bespoke in-house publishing tools to suit their needs.
Currently, IATI does not provide its own publishing tool, and publishers must use external tools and systems to publish their data. Relying on external providers for publishing presents risks to IATI. One such risk is that IATI has little control over how these external tools and systems operate and therefore limited ability to influence how and what data is published. In addition, research has shown that the process of publishing to IATI is time-intensive, complex, and confusing. 
The new IATI publishing tool should be simple to use, intuitive, and aligned with the IATI schema and rulesets so there is as little confusion as possible for publishers. It should also make use of the IATI Validator and check the data before publication.


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