Preparing your data

You can publish a wide range of data about your organisation's activities. This section guides you through what kinds of information you can and should publish, what counts as an 'activity' in IATI and which details you should update over the life of an activity.

What data should I publish?

Organisations publishing to IATI provide data about their development and humanitarian work. This data should be regularly updated and added to over the life of the activity.

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Activity information

Data about what development and humanitarian work your organisation does is at the heart of IATI. This section explains how we define an activity, what details you can give about it, and what key data you need to get started.

Organisation information

Information about your organisation and your forward-looking budgets is key to IATI data users. In this section you can find out what organisation information you should be publishing, which key documents to include and how to present your budgets and your overall spending in your IATI organisation file.

How to use IATI Reference

At the heart of IATI is the data Standard that sets out the format and framework for publishing your data. IATI Reference is an ‘instruction manual’ giving details of all the ‘parts’ you’ll need to build your datafiles.

Donors' reporting requirements

To promote greater transparency, a growing number of donors require their grantees to publish data to IATI as a condition of receiving funding.