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Timeliness: Time lag

Current

IATI financial transaction dates are analysed according to the following tests:
a. Transactions reported for two of the last three months = 4
b. Transactions reported for one of the last three months = 3
c. Transactions reported for any of the last six months = 2
d. Transactions reported for any of the last twelve months = 1.

CRS Scoring for time lag:
Reporting before 30 December = 1
Reporting before 30 September = 2
Reporting before 30 June (15 July for the pilot exercise = 3
Reporting before 31 March = 4

Proposed

No change to IATI scoring.

 

Revised CRS Scoring for time lag:

Reporting before 30 December = 1
Reporting before 30 June = 2
Reporting before 30 March = 3
Reporting before 31 January = 4

Discussion

The time lag score measures the 'freshness' of the information when it is published. The time lag score, however, is not symmetrical for CRS and IATI. It should be as the issue is how up to date the information is for stakeholders, not the reporting deadlines in one of the component systems. Moreover, the time lag to reporting is relevant only if the information is also online within the same time lag. In practice, though, could accept to score reporting time lag only for CRS, as revised in previous column. 

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    Ben Webb

    If transactions are not reported for any of the last twelve months, is the score 0, or 1? If this is scored 0, is it also possible to be scored 0 via the CRS scoring (e.g. if someone didn't report to CRS).

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