1.05 Changelog

Changes / Additions to IATI Standard for version 1.05

Schema Changes

A full diff of all schema changes in 1.05 can be found in the IATI GitHub

Activities schema

Planned Disbursement: Updated description text

Element: planned-disbursement (discussion)

In 1.04:

Element Description
location/location-id For administrative areas this identifier should only be used if the location being defined is the administrative area itself. For describing the administrative area/s within which a location falls the location/administrative element should be used.

Description amended in 1.05:

Element Description
location/location-id A unique code describing the location according to a recognised gazetteer or administrative boundary repository. Administrative areas should only be reported here if the location being defined is the administrative area itself. For describing the administrative area/s within which a more specific location falls the location/administrative element should be used.

Organisations schema

No substantial changes were made in 1.05, aside from essential version references.

Common schema

No substantial changes were made in 1.05, aside from essential version references.

XML supplementary schema

No substantial changes were made in 1.05, aside from essential version references.

Registry record schema

No substantial changes were made in 1.05, aside from essential version references.

Codelist Changes

New Codelists

No new codelists were added in 1.05

Embedded codelist updates

Activity Status: New code

Codelist: Activity Status (discussion)

Code Name Description
6 Suspended (none)

Description Type: New code

Codelist: DescriptionType (discussion)

Code Name Description
4 Other For miscellaneous use. A further classification or breakdown may be included in the narrative.

Document Category: New codes

Codelist: DocumentCategory (discussion)

Code Name Description
B11 Sector strategy (none)
B12 Thematic strategy (none)
B13 Country-level Memorandum of Understanding (none)
B14 Evaluations policy (none)
B15 General Terms and Conditions (none)

Transaction Type: Amended code

Codelist: TransactionType (discussion)

In 1.04:

Code Name Description
IF Incoming Funds Funds received from an external funding source (eg a donor).

Description changed in 1.05:

Code Name Description
IF Incoming Funds Funds received (whether from an external source or through internal accounting) for specific use on this activity.

Vocabulary: New code

Codelist: Vocabulary (discussion)

Code Name Description
RO2 Reporting Organisation (2) Where reporting organisations have more than one vocabulary that they wish to reference.

Policy Marker: New code

Codelist: PolicyMarker (discussion)

Code Name Description
9 Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (none)

Non-embedded codelist updates

Policy Significance: New code

Codelist: PolicySignificance (discussion)

Code Name Description
4 Explicit primary objective (none)

As part of this process, the non-embedded codelist changelog was also updated

Documentation Changes

Overview pages

Activity Standard - Dates Overview

Overview page: Activity Standard - Dates Overview (discussion)

Page Additional guidance
Activity Standard - Dates Overview. ActivityStatus code 6 indicates a temporary suspension of an activity. In this state an activity is assumed not to be current, but future, forward-looking budgets are still assumed to be applicable.

Activity Standard - Classifications Overview

Overview page: Activity Standard - Classifications Overview (discussion) (discussion)

Page Additional guidance
Activity Standard - Classifications Overview If an activity is either wholly “tied” or “untied” it is recommended that the appropriate default-tied-status code is used / If an activity is “partially tied” it is recommended that the reported commitment/s are split into “tied” and “untied” amounts and tied-status is reported at transaction level. (NB that tied status should be reported for commitments only.)
Activity Standard - Classifications Overview Activity Standard - Classifications Overview When using policy-marker and the Policy Significance code 4 (Explicit primary objective) - this SHOULD ONLY be used in conjunction with Policy Marker code 9 (Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health)

Codelist pages

Policy Significance

Codelist: PolicySignificance (discussion)

Page Additional guidance
Policy Significance codelist Policy Significance code = 4 (Explicit primary objective) SHOULD ONLY be used in conjunction with Policy Marker code = 9 (Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health)