Contact

ActionAid UK 33-39 Bowling Green Lane London EC1R 0BJ

Website

https://www.actionaid.org.uk/

Description

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. In the UK We raise money to support ActionAid’s programme work to transform communities; we influence policy to change the systems and structures that keep people poor; we carry out research and put pressure on governments and key decision makers to effect global change. For more information about our work please visit https://www.actionaid.org.uk/about-us/how-we-work

IATI identifier

GB-CHC-274467

Implementation Schedule

AAUK is currently working on producing an implementation schedule which will be published in 2019.

Organisations / agencies covered

The data relates to ActionAid UK and we are currently publishing activities related to specific institutionally funded projects. We are in the process of developing a broader IATI implementation schedule and systems to increase the data shared and aim to publish a full IATI implementation schedule in 2019.

Timeliness of Data

Data is currently published according to institutional donor requirements. The implementation schedule, which will be published in 2019, will include details of when the data will be published for each funding stream.

Frequency of publication

Not specified

Frequency of publication (extra comments)

Data is currently published according to institutional donor requirements. The implementation schedule, which will be published in 2019, will include details of when the data will be published for each funding stream. In some cases, for example where the delivery chain is multi-tiered, there might be delays in confirming expenditure which are outside of ActionAid UK's control.

Units of Aid

Pre-2018 data Each activity represents an income stream. This approach will be revised as part of the implementation schedule. 2018 onward data For institutional/restricted funding each activity represents a contract or grant agreement. The approach to publishing non institutional/unrestricted funding will be included in the implementation schedule which will be published in 2019.

Segmentation of Published Data

See above

Data Definitions and References

AAUK uses OECD/DAC sector codes to decribe its work. Expenditure and budgets, where possible, are disaggregated using internal categories that correspond to grouping used on AAUK's Annual Report and Accounts.

Field Exclusions

ActionAidUK is currently reviewing its Open Information Policy which will include detailed information related to what fields will be excluded or anonymised and under what circumstances. The updated policy will be published in 2019. For more information on our current approach to transparency please visit https://www.actionaid.org.uk/about-us/transparency.

Record Exclusions

ActionAidUK is currently reviewing its Open Information Policy which will include detailed information related to what fields will be excluded or anonymised and under what circumstances. The updated policy will be published in 2019. For more information on our current approach to transparency please visit https://www.actionaid.org.uk/about-us/transparency.

Thresholds

Income, Expenditure and Disbursements figures are aggregated by quarter. Thresholds are not applied at the moment, they might be applied in the future as clarified in the upcoming implementation schedule and revised open information policy (to be published in 2019).

Other Constraints

Historical data (i.e. pre-2018) that is currently published will be reviewed and various options for dealing with it are currently being considered. Details will be outlined in the implementation schedule which will be published in 2019.

Data Quality

Pre-2018 data As our income comes from hundreds of thousands of individual people, community groups, trusts and foundations, we have not published their names as we do not have their permission to disclose their identity and details. We therefore have anonymised the data published to the IATI registry where that’s appropriate. Furthermore our income from private individuals (committed giving) involves regular ongoing cash or direct debit payments and a large proportion of our loyal supporter base stay with us for many years. However, the IATI data format requires to enter start and end dates. Given that it is not easy to represent an ongoing income stream in IATI (and after having taken advice from IATI on how best to do this), we have stated start and end dates of 1st January and 31st December against all committed giving. 2018 data onwards Data published to the IATI Registry follows an internal Quality Assurance (QA) process, the details of which are currently being formalised and will be published in 2019. Data on expenditure and disbursement is verified by the Finance team through AAUK's Global Finance System. Whilst past data has been verified, future budgets, planned disbursments and project narrative might change. Sector information and Policy Markers are based on the judgement of project staff even though based on OECD/DAC guidelines.

User Interface

This will be considered as part of the development of the implementation schedule which will be published in 2019. Currently it is possible to explore ActionAid's UK data on d-portal.

User Interface Website

http://www.d-portal.org/ctrack.html?search&publisher=GB-CHC-274467#view=main