Development Initiatives Poverty Research report their project activities, including the aidinfo programme, to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard. We see this as an essential part of openness and transparency around our project and the work we are doing.
IATI seeks to improve the accessibility, quality, detail and timeliness of information on aid flows, by laying out recommended data items for organisations to report on. An agreed electronic format for reporting this data enables data from different organisations to be easily compared.
aidinfo believe that IATI has added value in enabling people to trace aid through the delivery chain. This traceability begins from the initial donor, going right through to the organisation implementing a project at the country level.
aidinfo are IATI compliant for several reasons:
- To improve access to information about the aidinfo programme itself
- To work on traceability
- To create a methodology for implementing IATI that can be shared among other Civil Society Organisations
What are we publishing?
The IATI Standard asks for a broad cross section of information on projects including:
- titles and descriptions
- sub-national geographic information.
We are working towards full IATI compliance incrementally, and are continually improving our data.
|We are publishing:||We aren't yet publishing:|
|All activities funded by the Hewlett Foundation and other aidinfo income streams||Sub-national geographic information|
|aidinfo Phases 1, 2 & 3 project data||Organisation documents|
|Titles and descriptions||Results|
|Transactions aggregated by type and quarter|
|Activity start and end dates|
|Activity country or region|
|Activity documents for Phases 1, 2 & 3 of aidinfo|
For more information on aidinfo’s approach to publication, please see our implementation schedule.
How are we publishing?
Our data is published in XML format, a computer-readable language which enables the data to be combined more easily with other data sets.
XML looks like this:
<transaction><description>Staff costs – Q2, 2011/12</description>
<value value-date=”2011-09-30″>70797</value><transaction-date iso-date=”2011-09-30″/>
<description>aidinfo staff costs</description><iati-identifier>GB-COH-06368740-DIPRA1</iati-identifier><title>aidinfo staff costs</title>
You can access our raw IATI data in XML format here
Explore the data
We have also been working with developers to create a visualisation of IATI data called AidView, enabling users to view the data in a more accessible and user-friendly format. You can see our data here, and within AidView you can then explore all other data published to IATI.
If you prefer working with spreadsheets, you can also download a single CSV file with details of all our projects here.
To export our data, or the data of other IATI publishers, you can visit the IATI registry website.
We will be updating you on our progress through our blog, and if you have any questions or queries, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.