29 June 2012
What Is IATI?
IATI aims to increase the accountability and transparency of those who receive money for aid and international development by showing how and where it is spent. This will be done by publishing information on the IATI website and announcing this on organisational websites.
What does this mean for Aga Khan Foundation (United Kingdom) (AKF(UK))?
The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) has committed to publishing data about work that it funds to meet the IATI standard. In response, AKF(UK) is publishing information about its DFID-funded work in India on the IATI website and on the AKDN.org website. By the end of September 2012, AKF(UK) aims to publish information about its DFID-funded programmes in this way.
The information AKF(UK) will publish will relate to its DFID-funded international projects and includes the project ID, project title, short description of the project, project start and end date, country of impact, place of impact (where available), percent of strategic aims, expenditure in 2012/13, and budget for current and future financial years by project.
AKF(UK) currently has one active DFID-funded grant. Details shown below:
|Title||Reducing Infant Mortality in Bihar Through Optimal Infant Feeding Practices|
|Description||The project aims to reduce neonatal and infant mortality through improving healthy breastfeeding and weaning practices among 500,000 mothers of children under two years among the poorest and most marginalised communities in three districts of Bihar, India. The project will mobilise a strong behaviour change communication (BCC) model through 500 Peer Educators to counsel mothers and caregivers on infant and child nutrition and provide problem-solving to help overcome barriers they face.|
|Funding organisation or donor||DFID|
|Country or region||India|
|Commitment/Total project value||DFID Commitment: £2,257,351; Total project value: £3,240,421|
|Expenditure date and value||To be reported in the second quarter|
|Disbursement date and value||Payment in arrears, to be reported in the second quarter|
|Project status||Implementation phase|