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Upload File Upload an XML file of IATI data.
Fetch data from the Web Enter an address of an IATI compliant XML file.
Paste XML Paste your XML here.

  • We've recently updated this application so that it tests IATI files up to and including version 2.02.
  • Use Auto Detect in the version selector and the application will try to test your data to the version it finds.

About the IATI Public Validator

This is a designed as a quick, simple service to allow people to check their IATI XML files.

Because IATI files can be varied, complex or even very simple depending on the reporting organisation's needs, 'validation' is a difficult concept.

This tool performs some basic checks around the XML, and then some compliance checks against the IATI Standard, an agreed set of political desires, that are not enforced by the IATI schema.

Data submitted to the site is saved to allow us to test the data. Files are removed every three days as part of regular server maintenance.

Other IATI Sites

IATI Standard

Documentation about the IATI standard can be found at http://iatistandard.org/.
We also have a wiki at: http://wiki.iatistandard.org/.


Published IATI data can be found on the Registry at http://iatiregistry.org.


The IATI knowledge base and support system can be found at http://support.iatistandard.org.