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DFID's IATI Data consists project information from 01 April 2001 until present. All core project documentation, including our new project design document (business case), annual reviews, completion reports, and evaluations. In addition we will publish country plans and formal agreements with partners. Project summaries will be published and translated into major local languages of the relevant countries.

IATI identifier


Implementation Schedule

Organisations / agencies covered

All Official Development Assistance (ODA) activities of Department for International Development. This covers approx. 70% of all ODA of the United Kingdom.

Timeliness of Data

Data is published within 14 working days at the end of every month

Frequency of publication


Frequency of publication (extra comments)


Units of Aid

DFID publishes activities using two tiers of the IATI activity hierarchy, DFID’s hierarchy 1 activities are referred to as Projects and the hierarchy 2 activities are referred to as Components. Projects are umbrella activities that may encapsulate multiple components, they use the <related-activity> element in IATI to refer to each other. Some data elements, project purpose, documents, risk and scoring are stored at project level. All other data is recorded at component level.

Segmentation of Published Data

DFID segments data by recipient country (including where the ‘country’ is a region or a multilateral organisation). For technical purposes, note that projects and components will be stored as activities in the country file. No “orphaned” (standalone) component activities will be allowed as project activities will be duplicated across country files when the project has components in more than one country file. As financial information is stored at component activity level and not at project activity level, there will be no duplication of financial data.

Data Definitions and References


Field Exclusions

A small number of exclusions will apply to sensitive information, based on the key principles of the UK’s Freedom of Information Act.

Record Exclusions

For aid projects the assumption will be of automatic disclosure of any information that DFID has committed to publish, however a small number of exclusions apply to these in order not to do harm to DFID’s work or staff. These are based on the key principles of the UK’s Freedom of Information Act and are as follows: i. International relations: Information that may harm DFID’s relations with other governments or institutions. ii. Security and safety: Information that may pose a risk to the security or safety of any individual, including DFID staff, contractors and beneficiaries. iii. Personal information: Information that intrudes on the privacy of a person or could contravene confidentiality. iv. Commercially sensitive information: Information that does harm to DFID’s or DFID’s partners or suppliers commercial interests. v. Information that is exempt from disclosure under other policies or regulations


All ODA activities financed by DFID are reported as are humanitarian response projects in non ODA eligible countries.

Other Constraints


Data Quality

Data is quality assured as part of the data capture process but some discre

User Interface

The Development Tracker uses open data on international development published by the UK Government and partners to show where the UK is investing in developing countries to implement the UK Aid Strategy. The open data is taken from the International Aid Transparency Intiative (IATI) open data standard.

User Interface Website