Clarification of budget element definition Bill Anderson October 25, 2016 09:28 Follow Activity budgets are indicative and not binding. The budget element definition does not make this clear. Have more questions? Submit a request 7 Comments Date Votes 0 IATI Tech Team August 20, 2015 10:56 This item has been moved to the '2.02 Decimal Upgrade Proposals' forum for inclusion the upcoming decimal upgrade. 0 Herman van Loon September 11, 2015 13:12 Agree that this should be clearly stated in the definition. 0 Bill Anderson September 21, 2015 16:17 NB that this should be drafted in conjunction with the proposal for a budget-status, 0 IATI Tech Team September 23, 2015 15:56 This proposal has been discussed amongst the IATI Technical Team following the end of the initial suggestion phase of the v2.02 upgrade. The IATI Technical Team support this proposal. A suggestion is to append the following text to the budget definition: 'If the @type attribute is not present, the budget is assumed to be indicative'. Further updates on work towards the practical implementation of this proposal into the version 2.02 of the IATI standard will be posted as part of this thread. 0 IATI Tech Team October 13, 2015 10:02 Please see below for the technical implementation that is suggested in the Version 2.02 - Formal Proposal: The definition for the following elements: iati-organisation/total-budget iati-organisation/recipient-org-budget iati-organisation/recipient-country-budget iati-acitvity/budget is proposed to have the following text appended: ‘The status explains whether the budget being reported is indicative or has been formally committed. The value should appear within the BudgetStatus codelist. If the @status attribute is not present, the budget is assumed to be indicative.’ Note that it is proposed to add an @status attribute to each of the above elements - this forms part of the proposal here: http://support.iatistandard.org/entries/21150501-Budgets-and-tentativeness?page=1#post_27564733 0 IATI Tech Team December 04, 2015 00:07 This proposal has been added as a GitHub issue, for inclusion in the version 2.02 development branch of the IATI-Schemas: https://github.com/IATI/IATI-Schemas/issues/288 0 IATI Tech Team December 04, 2015 00:11 This proposal has now been incorporated into a version 2.02 code repositories (see the above GitHub issue link for technical details). The relevant page on a development version of the 2.02 reference and documentation site are available to view for the iati-organisation/total-budget, iati-organisation/recipient-org-budget, iati-organisation/recipient-country-budget and iati-activity/budget elements. We welcome scrutiny on the implementation of this proposal and encourage the community to feedback and suggest solutions for any errors, omissions and problems. This should be done before Monday 7 December, when the process will commence to release version 2.02 as a live version of the IATI Standard. More information on the inspection phase is available here. Please sign in to leave a comment.