Getting Started with IATI

5. Ready?

Once you have filled in all the required fields as set out by the guidelines, you are ready to publish. Do a quick quality assurance check on the data and then publish this information.

It is also a good idea to check your data on the IATI Validator, which will probably find some errors you missed. It doesn’t find all mistakes! It will also not check on the guidelines of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, so you may still get feedback from us when we use your data.

Don’t worry, if you do publish something that is incorrect, you can edit and republish at any point the information will be updated. This also applies to when you update your project / programme every quarter: update the existing one, you do not need to create a new project / programme every quarter.

If your organisation publishes for the first time, send an email to the HelpDesk Open Data and we will ensure we add your organisation to the publisher list after we conduct some quick quality assurance checks.

Quarterly updates

The commitment made by IATI publishers is to publish quarterly. The Ministry will however, check your results on an annual basis. Please note: publishing quarterly does not mean you have to update your result indicators each quarter! You just give an update on anything you have new information on. This may be results, finances, documents like MTRs, or project descriptions.

Need help?

If you have any questions about the guidelines, feel free to send an email to where we will answer your questions. We also encourage new publishers to watch the recordings of our webinars in IATI Guided Implementation.

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