This is the reference page for the XML element iati-activities.


Top-level list of one or more IATI activity records.



A number indicating the IATI specification version in use. “1.01” should be assumed if not specified. It is required to specify this attribute if the document is using features specific to an IATI specification other than the initial 1.01 version.

This value must be of type xsd:decimal.


A date/time stamp for when this file was generated. This is not necessarily the last-updated date for the individual activity records in it. Uses ISO 8601 date format, e.g. “2010-03-12T18:45:00+01:00”. Use of this attribute is highly recommended, to allow recipients to know when a file has been updated.

This value must be of type xsd:dateTime.


IATI publishers are not obliged to publish their own Linked Data. However, if a publisher chooses to publish linked data about their IATI activities then allowing them to declare where this data is published would support discovery of it, and any additional information they may choose to publish as Linked Data alongside it.

This attribute is URI path upon which an activity identifier can be appended to get a differentiable URI for any activity contained within a file.

Where a publisher declares using one of these properties that authoritative linked data is accessible for an activity then consuming applications that are generating Linked Data from an IATI XML file should assert an owl:sameAs relationship to the relevant URI.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

Example Usage

Example of iati-activities with generated-datetime of on 2nd September 2014.

The version of 1.05 of the IATI activity standard is stated.

The optional linked-data-default is also included

<iati-activities generated-datetime="2014-09-02T16:15:37" version="1.05" linked-data-default="http://data.example.org/">

The iati-activities element acts as a container for other sub-elements. It is closed as follows:




Introduced the linked-data-default attribute on iati-activities element


See previous version on the IATI Standard wiki and website

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Last updated on 2015-10-16