IATI

This section provides information for organisations using the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) open data standard to share information about their international development projects.

About IATI

IATI aims to make information about aid spending and effectiveness easier to access, understand and use. IATI gives all development organisations, from governments to funders to NGOs and CSOs, the ability to publish information in the same way (the IATI open data standard) and one common place to find links to all the data (the IATI Registry).

It is a global initiative which complements other transparency and accountability initiatives, including the Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness, the INGO Accountability Charter and the Global Reporting Initiative, and OECD DAC reporting for donors.

Using IATI

Starting from scratch?

If you are publishing information on up to nine projects, start with AidStream - the free software that makes it easy to create IATI data.

Publishing lots of information?

If you are publishing information on ten or more projects, try CSV Convertor - the free tool which converts spreadsheets into IATI data.

Improving and using your data?

If you want to improve your publishing process and see how it will be used, check out our pages on checking data quality.

Other questions?

We’ve got lots of other useful information in our IATI user guide for NGOs

If you are already in the process of publishing information to IATI and you need help with a specific enquiry, please contact our Help Desk at support@iatistandard.org.

Free IATI support

If your question has not been answered in our user guide or by our FAQs, or you need help with a specific enquiry during your publishing process, please contact our Help Desk at support@iatistandard.org.

We can offer each organisation support via email, as well as two free hours on the phone or over Skype to help you meet your DFID requirements.