Within the IATI activity standard the
iati-activity is the building block to describe development cooperation activities.
iati-activity represents a distinct grouping of information that reports various facts of an activity.
A human-readable title and description for an
iati-activity can be provided using:
title- a short, human-readable title.
description- a longer, human-readable description.
When using the IATI activity standard to declare an iati-activity, the following should be considered:
iati-activitymust have a globally unique
Publishers can decide on how best to structure and segment their data around one or several
Publishers can decide to utilise the
@hierarchyattribute to represent subdivision of units of aid.
A publisher can set a default language and
@default-currency, that is then used throughout the
iati-activity. This can be overridden in subsequent elements however.
@last-updated-datetimedate must change whenever the value of any field within the associated
It is recommended that the
titleshould be concise and jargon-free
descriptioncan have different focal points, by using the appropriate DescriptionType codelist
The free-text instances of
descriptionshould avoid use of text in CAPITALS, where possible.
descriptionscan be repeated for different languages.
iati-activityis being implemented in a
recipient-countrywhere the official language is different to that of the
reporting-orgit is recommended that activity
descriptionare provided in all official
In versions 2.01 and above, the following must also be considered:
descriptionare mandatory elements of any
Any freetext title or description must be included in the child
narrativeelement, which can be repeated for different languages.
The order of the elements presented in any
iati-activitymust follow the order set out in the schema.