What is IATI data?

IATI data is open, standardised and flexible – it can be freely converted into the appropriate format for a particular need.

From its raw form, a technical user can transform IATI data into (amongst other things)s:

  • tables
  • spreadsheets
  • web applications
  • printed documents
  • data visualisations

Where can I find IATI data?

Organisations publish data in the IATI format on their own websites.The central registry at iatiregistry.org indexes IATI files from these organisations, keeping a convenient catalogue in one place. Technical users can find, use and stay updated on a world of aid information from a single location.

Who can publish to the IATI standard?

Anybody can publish data using the IATI standards:

  • small NGOs
  • national civil society organisations
  • international aid agencies
  • donors
  • governments
  • multilateral institutions

How is IATI data published and shared?

An organisation publishes IATI files onto their own website. These files are then indexed by a central registry, which makes it easier for others to find and use the data.

In short, IATI data is published and shared like this:

1) An organisation publishes IATI standard files on their own website.

2) They submit a link to their IATI files to the central registry – iatiregistry.org – and the registry adds them to the catalogue.

3) Users and infomediaries can use iatiregistry.org to find, use and stay updated on data from different publishers.

4) Whenever an organisation updates or adds new IATI files, they let the registry know. It then automatically updates the catalogue and lets users know there’s fresh data.

The IATI registry acts as a foundation for other tools and services built to take advantage of aid information.

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