IATI Standard (Single Source of Truth)
This documentation is about how the standard is stored and versioned. For the actual text of the standard, please see https://iatistandard.org/en/iati-standard/203/activity-standard/ and https://iatistandard.org/en/iati-standard/203/organisation-standard/
As of 1.04, the IATI Documentation of the IATI Standard is built from a “Single Source of Truth” (SSOT), which consists of several GitHub repositories.
In addition there are codelists in another repository IATI-Codelists-NonEmbedded which are not Embedded, that is any changes to them do not need to go through the Update process. Since it is versioned seperately, this is not a submodule of the IATI-Standard-SSOT repository.
The documentation on https://iatistandard.org/en/iati-standard/ is then built from the contents of these repositories, plus IATI-Upgrades which is not specific to a particular version of the Standard. Standard guidance and Developer documentation contained in https://iatistandard.org/en/guidance/ is pulled from a further two, non-version specific repositories: IATI-Guidance and IATI-Developer-Documentation.
Finding a specific version of the SSOT
This can be done via:
- branches, which may change for typos and bugfixes e.g.
- tags, which point to the exact commit on the day of release e.g.
Versions prior to 1.04
Prior to 1.04 the only github repository was IATI-Schemas, so this is the only repository with tags and branches for 1.01, 1.02 and 1.03.