Notice: IATI Standard Version 1 is deprecated

  • July 2, 2019

Version 1 of the International Aid Transparency Initiative’s (IATI) Standard was deprecated on 30 June 2019. All organisations should now publish development and humanitarian data according to the rules and guidance set out in version 2 of the IATI Standard.

The decision to deprecate version 1 was taken by the IATI Members Assembly in July 2018 and the date for deprecation, 30 June 2019, was confirmed by the Technical Advisory Group in November 2018.

IATI Standard version 2 was released in early 2015 and builds on the success of version 1. It contains updated rules and guidance to improve the quality of data available on development and humanitarian resources and results.

The majority of organisations who were using version 1 have already transitioned their data to version 2. This improves the useability of IATI data, enabling greater standardisation between datasets and the ability to publish more comprehensive information.

Data published using version 1 of the IATI Standard will not be deleted but not be imported into newly created IATI tools, including the new IATI Datastore which is due to be launched soon.

What does deprecation mean?

IATI Standard version 1 is no longer supported, meaning that existing documentation of version 1 will not be updated outside of any essential security updates. The version 1 Reference site pages will remain on the IATI website.

Data published using version 1 of the IATI Standard will not be deleted but not be imported into newly created IATI tools, including the new IATI Datastore which is due to be launched soon. Over the next year, the use of version 1 data in existing IATI tools, including d-portal.org and the IATI Dashboard and Publishing Statistics will be reviewed and potentially discontinued.

Action needed

If you still have a version 1 file we strongly recommend that you transition your data to version 2. The IATI technical team will continue to help organisations who request support to transition to version 2 in the coming months and can be reached through support@iatistandard.org for questions or assistance.