Trust for Africa’s Orphans (TAO) invests in a sustainable, healthy future for the orphans of east Africa by enabling the families caring for them to set up self-sustaining, small-scale commercial farms.
Organisations / agencies covered
TAO's IATI data currently covers its DFID-funded activities, which is about 30% of TAO's current total development flow. The rest is currently a similar project funded primarily by Comic Relief.
Timeliness of Data
Data is published quarterly, in arrears.
Frequency of publication
Units of Aid
A TAO activity is a complete programme and is not broken down into further projects.
Segmentation of Published Data
All TAO's current activities / programmes are within Uganda, so all TAO's IATI data relates to Uganda.
Data Definitions and References
TAO does not use fields that are not relevant to NGOs. Due to the prohibitive cost for this small NGO, TAO does not publish in recipients' languages, and does not break down data by region or sector within the country. TAO does not publish further activity documents, but will publish evaluation reports following the completion of the project.
TAO currently publishes IATI data only for non-DFID funded activity. Once we are confident that we can comply with IATI requirements without undue cost, we plan to publish data on other activities.
Data is completely aggregated by quarter as the amounts are low and the cost of publishing more detailed information is prohibitive for a one & a half-person organisation.
The cost of publishing IATI data for a one & a half-person organisation is the key constraint to TAO's compliance.
Data is reviewed by a Trustee before publication, but not audited until the end of the year.
The same key information will be available on a new 'Open Information' page on the TAO website.