When publishing IATI data, organisations should consider how to achieve the following:

  • Indicative - IATI data should include indicative forward-looking budgets.


When providing forward-looking IATI data, publishers should also consider:

  • Money and other resources committed in forward-looking budgets is not legally binding
  • Forward-looking data reflects planned or projected values of projects in the future.
  • Planned budgets for countries, activities or the organisation as a whole are some of the most common forward-looking elements used in IATI.
  • Results data can also include forward-looking targets.


It’s useful to access forward-looking IATI data because:

  • When IATI data is forward-looking, it can be particularly valuable for partner country governments who can use this information to budget and plan more effectively.

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