This section details the IATI Activity standard. It contains the following main areas:
- Overview - an introduction to key aspects of the activity standard.
- Elements - details on each and every element and attribute of the standard, including relevant code lists, rules and example usage.
- A summary table provides an overview of all aspects of the activity standard.
- An example XML file is provided, which is also used throughout the documentation.
The IATI activity standard is designed for reporting the details of individual development cooperation activities/projects. An activity is defined by the reporting organisation. Depending on who is reporting, it might be a large programme, a small project or another logical grouping of work and resources.
When declaring information using the IATI activity standard the following should be considered:
- What is the name and description of the activity?
- What is the unique identifier </activity-standard/overview/iati-identifier/> of the activity?
- What dates help describe the timeframe of the activity?
- Which organisations are involved, and what is their role?
- Where is the activity geographically?
- How is the activity classified?
- What are the activity’s financial details, including budgets and transactions over time?
- What are the expected and actual results?
- How is the activity linked to other activities?
- What public documents help us find out more?
- Can any Creditor Reporting System and/or Forward Survey Spending data be included?
- What are the designated contact details for the activity?