This is the reference page for the XML element recipient-country.


A country that will benefit from this transaction. If a specific country is not known the recipient-region element should be used instead.

If transaction/recipient-country AND/OR transaction/recipient-region are used THEN ALL transaction elements MUST contain a recipient-country or recipient-region element AND (iati-activity/recipient-country AND iati-activity/recipient-region MUST NOT be used)


This element must occur no more than once (within each parent element).

transaction/recipient-country must not be present alongisde recipient-region and recipient-country.



ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the country.

This attribute is required.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

This value should be on the Country codelist.

Example Usage

Example recipient-country of transaction in an iati-activity.

The @code attribute declares a valid code (AF) from the Country codelist.
<recipient-country code="AF" />

Full example:

  <transaction ref="1234" humanitarian="1">
   <transaction-type code="1" />
   <transaction-date iso-date="2012-01-01" />
   <value currency="EUR" value-date="2012-01-01">1000</value>
    <narrative>Transaction description text</narrative>
   <provider-org provider-activity-id="BB-BBB-123456789-1234AA" type="10" ref="BB-BBB-123456789">
    <narrative>Agency B</narrative>
   <receiver-org receiver-activity-id="AA-AAA-123456789-1234" type="23" ref="AA-AAA-123456789">
    <narrative>Agency A</narrative>
   <disbursement-channel code="1" />
   <sector vocabulary="2" code="111" />
   <!--Note: only a recipient-region OR a recipient-country is expected-->
   <recipient-country code="TM" />
   <recipient-region code="616" vocabulary="1" />
   <flow-type code="10" />
   <finance-type code="110" />
   <aid-type code="A01" vocabulary="1" />
   <aid-type code="1" vocabulary="2" />
   <tied-status code="3" />



The sector element was added as a child element of transaction.

Developer tools

Find the source of this documentation on github: