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 share information in the same way (the IATI open data standard) and one common place to find links to all the data (the IATI Registry).

IATI is a global initiative which complements other transparency and accountability initiatives, including the Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness, Open Budget Partnership, Accountable Now, UN OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service and OECD’s Development Assistance Commitee Creditor Reporting System.

Advice for organisations starting to use the IATI Data Standard

IATI produce complete guidance for organisations starting out with the IATI data standard. This includes preparing your organisation to publish, preparing your organisation’s data, and using the publishing tools. We’ve also got information on the most frequently asked questions by NGOs using IATI, which links to all the funder who require organisations to use IATI. Top tip: If you are just starting out, consider using AidStream – the free software that makes it easy to create IATI data.

We also run a one-day IATI publishing essentials course in London and a two-week online self-study course IATI data publishing (in partnership with Humentum) for anyone who needs to skill up on IATI for their organisation.

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 [email protected].

Advice for organisations improving or extending their IATI data publishing

If you are looking to publish a large number of projects (over 100), please contact [email protected] for advice.

If you want to improve your publishing process and increase the use of your organisation’s data, join our IATI Community of Practice.