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Data type for an element containing a currency value.


This element must occur once and only once (within each parent element).



A three letter ISO 4217 code for the original currency of the amount. This is required for all currency amounts unless the iati-organisation/@default-currency attribute is specified.

This value must be of type xsd:string.


The date to be used for determining the exchange rate for currency conversions.

This value must be of type xsd:date.

Example Usage

Example value of total-expenditure for an iati-organisation.

An example date is declared in the @value-date attribute.
This example date format conform to the xsd:date standard - for most cases YYYY-MM-DD is sufficient.
This example declares a Currency code USD, using the @currency attribute.
Note: A Currency code should only be declared if different to @default-currency in the iati-organisation element.
   <period-start iso-date="2014-01-01" />
   <period-end iso-date="2014-12-31" />
   <value currency="USD" value-date="2014-01-01">250000000</value>
   <expense-line ref="1234">
     <value currency="USD" value-date="2014-01-01">200000000</value>
     <narrative xml:lang="en">Expense Line</narrative>



The optional total-expenditure element was added.

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Last updated on 2018-02-19