The Public Validator will not be available from 22 March 2021. Please use IATI’s Validator and for any questions email: [email protected].

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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.

Other IATI Sites

IATI Standard

Documentation about the IATI standard can be found at
We also have a wiki at:


Published IATI data can be found on the Registry at


The IATI knowledge base and support system can be found at