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Humanitarian Policy Markers

Humanitarian agencies and monitors use a range of policy markers and it makes sense for us to re-use the existing policy marker element. This element is currently used solely for OECD DAC CRS reporting and the significance attribute is mandatory. We therefore propose that the significance attribute is made optional in the schema but that a validation rule is added to the definition that allows for continued checking that for CRS it remains mandatory.

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    IATI Tech Team

    Please see below for the technical implementation that is suggested in the Version 2.02 - Formal Proposal:

    Schema amendment: policy-marker/@significance

    • Amend occurrence rules and definition of the significance attribute in the activity standard.

    • Existing

      • Occur: 1..1

      • Definition: An OECD DAC CRS code indicating the significance of the policy marker for this activity. This codelist should be used for all vocabularies. Markers MUST NOT be reported unless a value for significance is present.

    • Proposed

      • Occur: 0..1

      • Definition: An OECD DAC CRS code indicating the significance of the policy marker for this activity. This attribute MUST be used for all OECD DAC CRS vocabularies.

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    IATI Tech Team

    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/280

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    IATI Tech Team

    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 is available to view here.


    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.

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