The FTS is a global, real-time database which records all reported international hummanitarian aid(including that for NGOs and the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement, bilateral aid, in-kind aid, and private donations). FTS features a special focus on consolidated and flash appeals, because they cover the major humanitarian crises and because their funding requirements are well defined - which allows FTS to indicate to what extent populations in crisis receive humanitarian aid in proportion to needs. FTS is managed by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). All FTS data are provided by donors or recipient organisations.
Organisations / agencies covered
The FTS IATI data covers all humanitarian organisations (e.g. UN agencies, NGOs, Red Cross/Red Crescent) working in emergency situations throughout the world.
Timeliness of Data
Data reported to the FTS is recorded on a daily basis, and is also automatically published daily.
Frequency of publication
Frequency of publication (extra comments)
The IATI output from the FTS is via its webservice, and will always contain the latest data from its database.
Units of Aid
In FTS, data about projects is only available within a Consolidated Appeal. Within any given year, only certain countries have Consolidated Appeals, so activity data from FTS is limited when published in IATI. When information about donor aid contributions can be linked to Consolidated Appeal projects, these are then published in IATI as transactions to these projects. When donor aid contributions cannot be linked to a project, then the contribution is published as an activity with a single transaction element in IATI.
Segmentation of Published Data
FTS IATI data is segmented by emergency, which typically is related to a specific country and calendar year. This will show all contributions to the emergency, and in addition if an appeal is present, all the projects within the appeal too.
Data Definitions and References
Information about definitions of terms can be found on the FTS website http://fts.unocha.org/pageloader.aspx?page=AboutFTS-definitions Information about the FTS webservice can be found on http://fts.unocha.org/api/Files/APIUserdocumentation.htm
The performance of activities is not recorded in FTS, and is thus not available in the published IATI output.
Activities have been identified as the equivalent of appeal projects in FTS. As such, activities will only have this data when an appeal is present within an emergency. In the case where an emergency does not have an appeal, then activity information will be limited to only the equivalent contribution information the FTS has received. Additionally, contributions marked as "pledged" within FTS will not be included in the IATI output.
FTS receives data from donor governments and recipient agencies, and also gathers (to the extent possible) information as possible on specific pledges carried in the media or donor web sites, or quoted in pledging conferences. FTS works under strictly defined procedures, which include considerable cross-checking and reconciliation of data from various sources.
The IATI will be provided through a URL (vai the FTS webservice). The same information is already available in FTS via different methods, and so a customised IATI interface will not be included.
User Interface Website