Who provides Code for IATI Analytics?

This fork of the original IATI Dashboard is maintained by Code for IATI volunteers. The IATI Dashboard grew out of various projects to track and provide metrics for how IATI data is published and how the IATI Standard is used in practice.

When is this site updated updated?

Code for IATI Analytics is generated daily.

This is a two step process:

  1. First the data that is linked to from the IATI Registry is downloaded - see the “data downloaded” timestamp in the footer of each page.
  2. From this dataset, the relevant statistics are calculated, and this site is then updated - see the “generated” timestamp in footer.

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

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

Usually, there is a short period of time between the two. However, we do track this as sometimes the site may fail to regenerate. If you spot something, please also let us know by creating an issue on github.

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. It is not necessarily anything to do with the setup of the IATI publisher.

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

Should you think something is really wrong, please let us know by creating an issue on github.

Can I build my own version of this site?

Yes - the source code is all open source:

  1. https://github.com/codeforIATI/IATI-Stats.
  2. https://github.com/codeforIATI/analytics.

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 repositories.

We’ve published/updated our IATI data, but the numbers haven’t updated.

We’d suggest two initial checks:

  1. Is the data registered on the IATI Registry?
  2. Has this site updated since you published (check the timestamps in the footer of this page)?

Should you still believe that data is missing, we’d love to hear from you - please contact us by creating an issue on github.

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 page.
  2. Try a query via the IATI Datastore Classic