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.

Activity files are where you, as a reporting organisation, publish data about your activities. You should be publishing at least one activity file, and this needs to be formatted in IATI xml.

You can include multiple activities within a file, each one being identified by a unique code called your IATI Identifier.

The following pages explain what an activity is, how to form your IATI Identifiers and what data you can include.

In this section:

How is an 'activity' defined?

An 'activity' is the IATI name given to any piece of work an organisation does. Any development cooperation or humanitarian work you do can count as an activity.

An 'activity' is the IATI name giv…

Key activity information to publish

IATI calls each piece of work done by your organisation an ‘activity’. Each activity can be described through ‘elements’ that record different details about it. We recommend you start by publishing the elements listed here.

IATI calls each piece of work done…

All the activity information you can publish

As an IATI publisher you should increase the quality of your data over time, adding in more elements to better describe your work. This page gives the full list of top-level elements you can include.

As an IATI publisher you should in…

Creating IATI activity identifiers

Each activity published to IATI is unique and needs to have it's own identifier. This allows other organisations to reference your activity and create a link between them.

Each activity published to IATI is…