International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) makes aid-related information easier to access and understand. By offering a common format and central repository, the IATI improves the transparency, accountability, and effectiveness of international aid.

It is used voluntarily by government donors, private sector organizations, and non-governmental organizations. IDRC is one of almost 400 participants who publish project titles and descriptions, country and geographic area, aid type, dates, and budget information.

To comply with a common IATI standard, we format our data in an agreed electronic format, XML (Extensible Markup Language), and host it on our website. This data can then be processed to help track, analyze, and monitor research support activities by linking to the IATI Registry.

The registry is an online catalogue and index of links to all raw data published to the IATI standard. Users can convert project information into databases, spreadsheets, web applications, print documents, or data visualization.

We update our datasets quarterly — in January, April, July, and October.

Getting started

  1. Download the software — You will find software to support XML file conversion on the IATI website.
  2. Conduct your search — Access basic data about IDRC’s research projects below. Our files will open in a new window.
  3. Save the files to your computer — To save files in Mozilla Firefox, use the “save page” option in the browser menu. In the Chrome browser menu, select “save page as” under “more tools.”


Downloadable files

IDRC IATI Activity 3

IDRC IATI Activity 6

IDRC IATI Activity 5

IDRC IATI Activity 4

IDRC IATI Activity 2

IDRC IATI Activity 1

IDRC IATI Organization

IATI implementation schedule

Organization level data set

Activity level data set - File 2