Welcoming new types of publishers

    Anna de Vries

    In addition to the fact that more NGOs are becoming publishers, we see a growing number of Private Sector Companies who are now publishing in IATI. We have recently started supporting one of them, the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), who is an innovative infrastructure development and finance organisation delivering pioneering infrastructure in the poorest and most fragile countries.. Working in cooperation with donors such as DGIS, FCDO and SECO, the PIDG companies cover a significant portion of project implementation and fund management in the development sector. It is therefore great that they are also stepping in the game to increase their transparency.

    Working with PIDG, who operates by way of a Trust Fund where various donors contribute and through several private companies that invest in projects in the developing countries, is different from regular NGO financial reporting. This is an interesting challenge to take on, and will lead to new insights to the ongoing discussion on the IATI forum as we continue to grow in our expertise. We are looking forward to applying our learnings to other Private Sector Companies!

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