Who provides the Code for IATI Dashboard?

This fork of the original IATI Dashboard is maintained by Code for IATI volunteers. The 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 the Dashboard updated?

The Dashboard is generated daily.

This is a two step process:

  1. The Dashboard first downloads the data that is linked to from the IATI Registry - see “data downloaded” date time at the footer of each page.
  2. From this dataset, the relevant statistics are calculated, and the Dashboard is then updated - see “generated” date/time at footer.

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

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

Usually, there is a small period of time between the two. However, we do track this as sometimes things break - and the site fails 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.

In some cases, a fall in the graph may well be down to the fact that the Dashboard script failed to download the relevant data. This could be due to any number of reasons - and not necessarily anything to do with the setup of the IATI publisher.

Therefore, we stress to treat the graphs, numbers and statistics on the Dashboard 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 Dashboard?

Yes - the source code is all open source. This copy is itself a fork (plus various bugfixes and upgrades of the Dashboard maintained by the IATI Secretariat:

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

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 the dashboard updated since you published (check the times at the footer of this page)?

Should you still believe that data is missing from the Dashboard, 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 Dashboard page.
  2. Try a query via the IATI Datastore Classic