Online IATI tools

This page is currently a work in progress, pending community contributions + filling in the information below

We’re currently working withSchool of Data to create a dynamic tools showroom, to make it as easy as possible to find the aid data tool that you need.

In the meantime, we’ve been gathering information on the tools that are out there, focusing on tools for the data user; ie. data portals and sites providing useable data, rather than tools to help organisations publish to IATI. You can see what we’ve got so far on this spreadsheet, where we’ve split up tools into Global Aid Portals, Country Portals, and Donor Portals, and annotated them with details on what they’re most useful for and how easy they are to use. We’ll also be looking more at tools to help organisations publish to IATI and make IATI data reusable soon too.

We’ll keep the list of tools up here too for reference, but for the most up to date and annotated details on the tools for using and accessing aid data, check out the spreadsheet and let us know if you have anything to add, or any questions.

For the most up to date list of tools, with reviews and descriptions, please look at the spreadsheet rather than the list below

(For posterity; the original list of tools)

Contents

Aid Data Beta

URL
http://www.aiddata.org
Aim of tool
Use quick stats to search for information about a donor, country, sector and more.
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
[to be completed]
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
Aid Data
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
Beta
Documentation
[to be completed]

Aid Flows

URL
http://www.aidflows.org/
Aim of tool
visualizes how much development aid is provided and received around the world
Target audience
Governments, Organizations, Civil Society, News Media, Researchers, NGOs, General Public
Tech used
Adobe Flash, HTML5
Data source
World Bank Group organisations, OECD/DAC database
Source code
Closed source
Created by
OECD, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank
Features wishlist
iPhone and Android App, expanding sectoral and multilateral views
Status
Production
Documentation
Documentation URL

AidStream

URL
http://aidstream.org
Aim of tool
Allows organisations to fill in a form and publish their data
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
php
Data source
[to be completed]
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
YIPL
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
[to be completed]

Aid Transparency Tracker: data quality

URL
http://tracker.publishwhatyoufund.org/publish/
Aim of tool
To collect information on data quality within IATI
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
Python
Data source
IATI registry
Source code
https://github.com/markbrough/IATI-Data-Quality
Created by
Mark Brough, Publish What You Fund, Martin Keegan, Ben Webb
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
[to be completed]

Aid Transparency Tracker: IATI updates

URL
http://tracker.publishwhatyoufund.org/iatiupdates/
Aim of tool
To make it easier and more accessible to find out whether files have changed
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
IATI registry
Source code
http://github.com/markbrough/IATI-Updates
Created by
[to be completed]
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
[to be completed]

Aid Transparency Tracker: implementation schedules

URL
http://tracker.publishwhatyoufund.org/plan/
Aim of tool
To allow analysis and comparison of donors' implementation schedules
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
IATI registry
Source code
http://github.com/markbrough/IATI-Implementation-Schedules
Created by
[to be completed]
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
[to be completed]

AidView

URL
http://www.aidview.net/
Aim of tool
Visualising global aid activities from 227 Organisations; allows filter by Sector, organisation, country or search
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
Node.JS, Heroku, underscore.js, express.js, HTML Boilerplate, jQuery
Data source
IATI registry
Source code
https://github.com/whiteoctober/IATI
Created by
White October, Chris Wallace
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
Alpha
Documentation
[to be completed]

CSV2IATI

URL
http://csv2iati.iatistandard.org/
Aim of tool
To make publication to IATI less labour-intensive and significantly increase capacity to publish more data from more organisations.
Target audience
Organisations that have too many projects to enter manually into a web-entry platform, but not enough projects to have in-house technical support that could help with implementation
Tech used
CoffeeScript (JS) and Python
Data source
IATI data
Source code
https://github.com/IATI/CSV2IATI
Created by
Mark Brough and Ben Webb
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
Production
Documentation
Documentation URL

Development Tracker

URL
http://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/
Aim of tool
To allow the user to find and explore detailed information on international development projects funded by the UK Government
Target audience
UK citizens, Governments, Organizations, Civil Society, News Media, Researchers and NGOs.
Tech used
Neo4j, Scala, MongoDB, Play Framework, Ruby, jQuery, D3.js, Leaflet
Data source
Open data published by UK Government and partners via IATI data
Source code
https://github.com/DFID/aid-platform-beta
Created by
DFID
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
Production
Documentation
Documentation URL

data.unops.org

URL
http://data.unops.org/index.htm
Aim of tool
To allow users to explore all of UNOPS currently running projects, alongside open UN system procurement data
Target audience
The general public, partner organizations, beneficiaries, media
Tech used
JavaScript, JSON, RESTful web services, SQL
Data source
UNOPS management workspace operational data which consolidates enterprise reporting platform data and other systems
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
UNOPS ICT Enterprise Reporting Team
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
[to be completed]

L'aide française au Mali

URL
http://transparence.ambafrance-ml.org/
Aim of tool
To visualise + explore foreign aid to Mali
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
[to be completed]
Source code
https://github.com/okfn/piati
Created by
Open Knowledge Foundation, Yohan Boniface, Mark Brough
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
Production
Documentation
[to be completed]

IATI 2 LOD

URL
http://iati2lod.appspot.com/
Aim of tool
To show the added benefits of Linked Data by linking the IATI dataset to various other datasets such as World Bank indicators and DBPedia information
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
IATI registry
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
Kasper Brandt
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
[to be completed]

IATI Dashboard

URL
http://iati.github.io/IATI-Dashboard/
Aim of tool
To provide an overview of the current status of IATI Data, especially with respect to data quality issues.
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
[to be completed]
Source code
https://github.com/IATI/IATI-Dashboard
Created by
[to be completed]
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
alpha
Documentation
[to be completed]

IATI datastore

URL
https://datastore.iatistandard.org/
Aim of tool
To gather all data published to the IATI standard into a single queryable source
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
[to be completed]
Source code
https://github.com/IATI/iati-datastore
Created by
[to be completed]
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
alpha
Documentation
Documentation URL

IATI Public Validator

URL
http://validator.iatistandard.org
Aim of tool
A web front end to help people check their IATI XML files
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
[to be completed]
Source code
https://github.com/IATI/IATI-Public-Validator
Created by
[to be completed]
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
Production
Documentation
[to be completed]

IATI XSLT

URL
https://github.com/IATI/IATI-XSLT
Aim of tool
Useful XML Style Sheet Transformations for IATI Aid Transparency data
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
[to be completed]
Source code
https://github.com/IATI/IATI-XSLT
Created by
[to be completed]
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
[to be completed]

IATID: FLOW

URL
http://iatid.com/Flow
Aim of tool
designed to visualise and explore the IATI data
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
flot, jquery, jvectormap
Data source
IATI registry
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
Aidan Berentsen
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
beta
Documentation
[to be completed]

IATI Explorer

URL
http://iatiexplorer.org
Aim of tool
provide tools to explore and access data
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
Exhibit, eXist-db
Data source
[to be completed]
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
Development Gateway
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
beta (defunct?)
Documentation
Documentation URL

Mapping for results

URL
http://maps.worldbank.org/
Aim of tool
[to be completed]
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
[to be completed]
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
[to be completed]
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
[to be completed]

Open Aid NL

URL
http://www.openaid.nl/
Aim of tool
To visualise aid projects funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Target audience
Dutch public
Tech used
Python, Django
Data source
IATI data published by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
Zimmerman and Zimmerman, Akvo
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
Production
Documentation
Documentation URL

Open Aid Register

URL
http://openaidregister.org
Aim of tool
To speed up the process of publishing to IATI; it helps NGOs easily convert aid data to IATI standard.
Target audience
Non-profits or NGOs wanting to publish to IATI
Tech used
CartoDB
Data source
[to be completed]
Source code
https://github.com/ruthdelcampo/OpenAidRegister
Created by
New York Law School project funded by the Fulbright Commission and the Government of Spain
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
Production
Documentation
[to be completed]
URL
http://www.openaidsearch.org/
Aim of tool
Find any development aid activity around the world
Target audience
Citizens
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
IATI registry
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
Zimmerman and Zimmerman, Akvo
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
Documentation URL

Open Aid Sweden

URL
http://openaid.se/
Aim of tool
[to be completed]
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
[to be completed]
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
[to be completed]
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
[to be completed]

Open UNDP

URL
http://open.undp.org/
Aim of tool
[to be completed]
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
JavaScript
Data source
UNDP data
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
Development Seed
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
[to be completed]

Open UNHabitat

URL
http://open.unhabitat.org
Aim of tool
[to be completed]
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
Python / Django
Data source
UNHabitat data + IATI data
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
Zimmerman and Zimmerman, Akvo
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
[to be completed]

Organisation-ID-a-tron

URL
http://practicalparticipation.github.io/organisation-id-tool/
Aim of tool
To help publishers of data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative, and related standards, to identify the Organisation Identifier they should use, based on the draft Organisational Identifier Conventions.
Target audience
IATI publishers
Tech used
unknown
Data source
Partial list of prefixes maintained here
Source code
https://github.com/practicalparticipation/organisation-id-tool/
Created by
Tim Davies
Features wishlist
A form for suggesting new prefixes
* Validation tools to check IDs - where a resolution service is available and documented in the prefix source file
* A tool to turn IATI IDs back into their component parts
* Guidance on declaring relationships between different organisational IDs
Status
Proof of concept, created at Developers for Development, Montreal, January 2014
Documentation
Documentation URL

Philippines Projects

URL
http://pwyf.github.io/philippines
Aim of tool
[to be completed]
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
[to be completed]
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
[to be completed]
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
[to be completed]

Tracking Chinese Development Finance to Africa

URL
http://china.aiddata.org/map
Aim of tool
[to be completed]
Target audience
[to be completed]
Tech used
[to be completed]
Data source
[to be completed]
Source code
[to be completed]
Created by
[to be completed]
Features wishlist
[to be completed]
Status
[to be completed]
Documentation
[to be completed]