Who runs the IATI Dashboard?

The Dashboard is maintained by the technical team of the IATI Secretariat. It has grown out of various projects to track IATI data around various facets and metrics.

When is the Dashboard updated?

The Dashboard is generated through a process that starts shortly after midnight UK time on the following days each month:

This is a two step process:

  1. The Dashboard scripts first download the data that is linked to from the IATI Registry - see “data downloaded” date time at the footer of the page.
  2. From this dataset, the relevant statistics are calculated, and the Dashboard is then updated - see “generated” date/time at footer.

The generation process usually takes between 24 and 48 hours to complete.

Why is there a difference between the data download and Dashboard generation time?

The data is downloaded, and then there is a period of computing time to generate the statistics that inform the Dashboard.

Usually, there is a small period of time between the two. However, we do track this as sometimes things break - and the site fails to regenerate. If you spot something, please also let us know via via support@iatistandard.org.

Does a graph going up or down mean something good?

No. There may be a number of reasons why a certain graph or number rises or falls.

In some cases, a fall in the graph may well be down to the fact that the Dashboard script failed to download the relevant data. This could be due to any number of reasons - and not necessarily anything to do with the setup of the IATI publisher.

Therefore, we stress to treat the graphs, numbers and statistics on the IATI Dashboard with caution, context and consideration.

Should you think something is really wrong, please contact us via support@iatistandard.org.

Can I build my own version of this Dashboard?

Yes - the source code is all open source: https://github.com/IATI/IATI-Dashboard/.

We advise you to check through the technical specifications.

How can I suggest a new function?

Ideally, we’d suggest to check through the list of issues we have logged in our Github repository.

Alternatively, please email us via support@iatistandard.org

We’ve published/updated our IATI data, but it doesn’t appear in the Dashboard.

We’d suggest two initial checks:

  1. Is the data registered on the IATI Registry?
  2. Has the dashboard updated since you published (check the times at the footer of this page)?

Should you still believe that data is missing from the Dashboard, we’d love to hear from you - please contact us on support@iatistandard.org

I want to get to the raw data of a publisher - how can I do that?

Two ways:

  1. Visit the IATI Registry and access the relevant links to the XML files - these links are often found on the relevant Dashboard page.
  2. Try a query via the IATI Datastore