In November 2011, the United States became a signatory to the
International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)
IATI is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative that includes donors, partner countries, and civil society
organizations whose aim is to make information about aid spending easier to access, use, and understand.
The United States has been a member of the IATI Technical Assistance Group (TAG) since 2009, and in that
capacity was fully engaged in shaping the IATI standard. The U.S. published its
IATI Implementation Schedule
in December 2012.
The Foreign Assistance Dashboard will play a key role in enabling the U.S. Government to report its foreign
assistance data to the international community, one of the measures the U.S. Government agreed to when it
became a signatory to IATI. The commitment to IATI was made on behalf of the whole of the U.S. Government.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead agency for developing the
U.S. IATI Implementation Schedule
which builds on existing agreements on transparency and enhances the U.S.
Government’s commitments to transparency, openness, and accountability. The Foreign Assistance Dashboard
will be the mechanism used to deliver a unified U.S. report that meets the IATI standard. The U.S.
Government will implement a whole-of-government approach by reporting data in a consolidated manner from
all U.S. agencies that possess a foreign assistance portfolio. Agencies will submit data in accordance
Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Bulletin 12-01
which outlines all required data fields
needed to satisfy multiple U.S. reporting requirements, including IATI. The Dashboard will convert the
provided data to the IATI schema using a crosswalk the U.S. Government developed in coordination with
the IATI Secretariat. Refer to the
to understand the relationships between the U.S. Government data fields and the IATI schema.
U.S. Government foreign assistance data is published in the IATI standard and can be downloaded here
This report will be updated as new data is reported to the Dashboard.
The IATI Registry
is an index of data published
on international development activities. The registry itself stores no data, but provides a searchable
index of metadata, feeds, and links to datasets hosted by donor agencies, development organizations
and partner countries. Organizations publish data in the IATI format on their own websites. The IATI
registry provides a convenient, single point of access for users to find and stay current with these
different sources of information.