Who can use AidStream?
AidStream is a tool designed to help organisations publish their aid data following the
International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard easily. AidStream simplifies the
complexity that is associated with creating an open global standard for aid data. So, any
entity that wishes to or is required to publish their aid data in accordance with the IATI
format can use AidStream. See AidStream’s pricing plans here.
Is AidStream a product of IATI?
No, AidStream is not directly associated with IATI. However IATI secretariat is the support
partner of this platform.
Is AidStream a free tool? If not, what is the
pricing and can I get a discount?
Yes, AidStream is a free tool. For you to be able to use AidStream, all you
have to do is register with us and you’re good to publish your activities.
We do have a paid version- AidStream PRO. AidStream PRO has additional features compared to
free version. It also comes with a prompt support service. AidStream PRO is priced at $3000
per year, however, the current offer price is $2499 per year.
Is AidStream PRO a one time payment or a yearly
AidStream PRO is a yearly subscription. The payment you make will be good for one year. When
the end of your subscription date nears, you will receive a reminder email from AidStream to
renew your subscription.
How to publish AidStream’s data to IATI
The only thing you need to do to publish your data to the registry via
AidStream is to fill in the Publisher ID and API Key in
the AidStream’s Publishing Settings. After you fill in and save the correct
ID and the key the data automatically gets published to IATI Registry after you publish it
To understand the publishing workflow better, see article: Know the Publishing Workflow.
What are the ways to populate data in AidStream?
You can populate your data in AidStream with three different ways:
Manual entry: With the manual entry, you can enter your data on
AidStream via form. You will need to fill out the fields manually.
Import XML File:: Importing activity via .xml file format. Templates
will be available on AidStream.
Import CSV File:: Importing activity via .csv file format. Templates
will be available on AidStream.
What is the document storage limit for free
Free users will be allowed to store documents upto 100MB on AidStream for free. However, PRO
users will have unlimited data storage capacity.
What happens when you change your reporting
When you change your reporting organisation, the change affects the
Activity Identifier. Since Reporting Organisation
Identifier is the first part of an Activity Identifier, the newly published
Activity Identifier will have a different identifier than those activities that have already
been published (Activity Identifier of published activities cannot be changed).
The IATI standard requires activities created under the same organisation to
have the same Reporting Organisation Identifier for data consistency. ID mismatch will raise
the question of whether or not the activities are of the same organisation.
So, it is crucial that the changes on one platform reflect on another. As far as possible,
consult/inform with the IATI team and AidStream team while making changes in the