# Data Notes

As outlined in the IATI Strategic Plan 2020-2025, driving a significant improvement in the quality of data published is one of IATI’s three key objectives. As noted in the introduction, recent years have already seen a significant improvement in the quality of data, but the quality continues to vary by publisher. This means that data users need to take care when analysing the data, and this data notes section is intended to support users by providing a simple overview of publishers’ data.

# 3.1 Fields in output data

For each country, two files are published, containing a common set of fields for all activities. The files have been designed so that a pivot table can be added on top of the data, in order to aggregate and summarise the data in various different ways, depending on user needs.

Not all fields are published for all activities. Data quality will vary by organisation.

Not all transaction types are published by all organisations. Incoming funds in particular need to be handled with care. They would potentially allow a user to find net disbursements for an activity (as disbursements + expenditure - incoming funds). However, most organisations do not currently publish incoming funds, so "net disbursements" may provide an inaccurate picture of the data, as it will actually be net for only some organisations.

# 3.1.1 Commitments, disbursements and expenditures

Column Example
IATI-Identifier 44000-P163328
Title Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Project
Reporting Organisation 44000 – World Bank
Reporting Organisation Type 40 – Multilateral
Transaction Type 2 - Outgoing Commitment
Aid Type C01 – Project-type interventions
Finance Type 410 – Aid loan excluding debt reorganisation
Provider Organisation 44001 – International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Provider Organisation Type 40 - Multilateral
Receiver Organisation Himachal Pradesh Roads & Infrastructure Development Corporation
Receiver Organisation Type
Recipient Country IN - India
Multi Country [1] 1
Sector Category 210 – Transport & Storage
Sector 21020 – Road Transport
COVID 19 [2] 0
Calendar Year FY19
Calendar Quarter Q4
Value (USD) 47,560,000

# 3.1.2 Budgets

Column Example
IATI-Identifier 44000-P163328
Title Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Project
Reporting Organisation 44000 – World Bank
Reporting Organisation Type 40 – Multilateral
Transaction Type budget - Budget
Aid Type C01 – Project-type interventions
Finance Type 410 – Aid loan excluding debt reorganisation
Provider Organisation 44001 – International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Provider Organisation Type
Receiver Organisation Himachal Pradesh Roads & Infrastructure Development Corporation
Receiver Organisation Type
Recipient Country IN - India
Multi Country [1:1] 1
Sector Category 210 – Transport & Storage
Sector 21020 – Road Transport
COVID 19 [2:1] 0
Calendar Year FY19
Calendar Quarter Q4
Value (USD) 435,000

# 3.2 Data gaps by year

The following table shows each publisher and the total amount of funding (in millions of USD) found in their published data after processing, for all countries/regions. It includes the past three years (for commitments, disbursements and expenditures) and the next three years (for budgets).

This will identify overall data gaps that you may need to be aware of. Data gaps (where USD 0.00 was found) are highlighted in yellow.

Download this table in Excel format →

Organisation Type
Publisher
(Click to sort Ascending)

  1. Signifies whether this spending was originally part of a multi-country project, and funding to this country has been calculated, based on the percentage splits of the activity between countries. ↩︎ ↩︎

  2. Signifies whether this spending is related to COVID-19. Only includes transactions specifically tagged with COVID-19 according to the IATI COVID-19 Publishing Guidance (opens new window). ↩︎ ↩︎