description

iati-activities/iati-activity/description

This is the reference page for the XML element description.

Definition

A longer, human-readable description containing a meaningful description of the activity. May be repeated for different languages.

Rules

This element must occur at least once (within each parent element).

Attributes

@type

The type of description being provided. This is not required if only one general description of the activity is reported.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

This value must be on the DescriptionType codelist.

Example Usage

Example description of an iati-activity.

The @type attribute declares a valid code (en) from the DescriptionType codelist.
<description type="1">
   <narrative>General activity description text.  Long description of the activity with no particular structure.</narrative>
</description>
The description element can be repeated in any iati-activity.
In this example, three different description are declared.
Note - it is optional to include all DescriptionType.
  <description type="1">
   <narrative>General activity description text.  Long description of the activity with no particular structure.</narrative>
   <narrative xml:lang="fr">Activité générale du texte de description. Longue description de l'activité sans structure particulière.</narrative>
  </description>
  <description type="2">
   <narrative>Objectives for the activity, for example from a logical framework.</narrative>
   <narrative xml:lang="fr">Objectifs de l'activité, par exemple à partir d'un cadre logique.</narrative>   
  </description>
  <description type="3">
   <narrative>Statement of groups targeted to benefit from the activity.</narrative>
   <narrative xml:lang="fr">Déclaration de groupes ciblés pour bénéficier de l'activité.</narrative>
  </description>

Changelog

2.01

Freetext is no longer allowed with this element. It should now be declared with the new child narrative element.

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Last updated on 2015-12-07