Getting Started with IATI
3. Choose a publication tool
Publishing your information can be done in several ways. For organizations publishing for the first time, it is recommended you make an account with AidStream so that you can better understand IATI. AidStream is a user friendly online platform that allows you to easily create and publish 20 activities directly to the IATI registry for free.
AidStream is a great platform when you don’t have to publish more than 10–15 projects per year. If you publish more than that, it is recommended you sit together within your organization with your programme and financial teams together with your ICT team to see what options could be right for you. (note: If you do chose AidStream, make sure you chose the ‘full version’ of AidStream and not and ‘lite’ version when you first register with the platform)
Some organizations publish directly from their current project management system, make sure to ask your colleagues, including your IT department, which publishing solution best meets your needs.