International Aid Transparency Initiative
The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) aims to make information about aid spending easier to find, use and compare. Canada became a member of IATI in November 2011. Global Affairs Canada (GAC) first published data sets formatted in accordance with the IATI Standard (hereafter called “IATI files”) in October 2012.
GAC uses IATI files in the Project Browser. Some elements of the IATI files are not available on the Project Browser. We continue to improve the Project Browser, and we may add them over time.
We publish bilingual IATI files to ease data analysis. We use codes rather than words wherever possible. For example, we use the country code “PE” rather than “Peru” and “Pérou”. Find out what the codes mean in the IATI codelists.
GAC publishes three IATI files
Two Activity files
They inform you about international assistance projects. We organize them by status: 1. Implementation or Finalisation, 2. Closed.
These Activity files contain data about projects, such as:
- implementing partners
- results expected and achieved
- policy markers
- planned and actual disbursements
- links to select documents
- which countries or regions benefit from the projects
We update both Activity files every business day.
One Organisation file
This file contains department-level information. It informs you about:
- GAC’s annual forward planning budget
- planned country-programmable aid spending by country
- approved commitments to key partner organizations
- links to key documents, such as GAC strategies, evaluations and reports.
We update the Organisation file monthly.
Download data sets
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- GAC IATI Activity File – Status 2 (Implementation) and 3 (Finalisation) (.XML file)
- GAC IATI Activity File – Status 4 (Closed) (.XML file)
- GAC IATI Organisation File (.XML file)
- GAC Specific Policy Markers (.CSV file)
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