Tool Profile – International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)


  • Provides Ability to Benchmark Organizational Data
  • Ability to Better Understand the Sector

Organization:  International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)

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Free. There are no costs to utilize the IATI Standard or to publish data to the IATI Registry.



From the IATI website:

IATI is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve the transparency of aid, development, and humanitarian resources in order to increase their effectiveness in tackling poverty. IATI brings together donor and recipient countries, civil society organisations, and other experts in aid information who are committed to working together to increase the transparency and openness of aid.

At the centre of IATI is the IATI Standard, a format and framework for publishing data on development cooperation activities, intended to be used by all organisations in development, including government donors, private sector organisations, and national and international NGOs. It was designed in close consultation with key users of development cooperation data in developing countries, to ensure its relevance and utility for a variety of different data users.

Organisations implement IATI by publishing their aid information in IATI’s agreed electronic format (XML) – usually on their website – before linking it to the IATI Registry. The Registry acts as an online catalogue and index of links to all of the raw data published to the IATI Standard.

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Participating Vendors:

Currently, we do not have accurate information about which GMS vendors have the capability to publish data using the IATI Standard or to the IATI registry. We will be updating this info soon.


To date, 491 organization having published 4614 data sets through the registry.

Page Status: Last updated 2/18/2017