Development Gateway’s new open source tools

  • May 31, 2016

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Development Gateway (DG) have recently developed two new tools that promote and support the use of IATI data.


Since IATI’s launch in 2008, DG have been an active and committed player in the initiative and sees transparency in development assistance as key for aid effectiveness. The organisation has worked with nearly 30 governments across the world to develop Aid Information Management Systems (AIMS).

IATI Import Tool

Just over a year ago, DG began a programme in five developing countries to better understand the value of using IATI data in country systems.  As result of this work, DG decided to develop an open source IATI Import Tool, available to the public via GitHub. Its creation was supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

Fully integratable with Aid Information Management Systems (AIMS), Aid Management Platforms and other systems – the tool has already been used to import hundreds of millions of dollars of additional aid flow data into the AIMS of Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar, and Senegal. Furthermore, this tool can be updated to support new versions of the IATI Standard, and now comes as a standard part of DG’s Aid Management Platform.

Find out about the new IATI Import Tool in DG’s blog.

Open Aid Geocoder

DG’s new Open Aid Geocoder was developed in partnership with the World Bank’s Open Aid Partnership. This new tool works in tandem with aid and project information management systems to assign precise geographic information on the locations of development projects.

The Open Aid Geocoder usefully utilises the geocoding fields of the IATI Standard data schema for geocoding, ensuring that data is comparable across countries and development partners.

For more information on DG Open Aid Geocoder visit their blog.