Originally from ticket #208.
The collaboration type code list at http://iatistandard.org/codelists/collaboration_type lists four possible options.
I'm looking at a file from Aids Alliance (http://maps.aidsalliance.org/iati/aidsalliance.xml) that includes a collaboration type '6' - Aid to NGOs.
Is this a valid collaboration type? Should this be included on the code list?
This list is owned by the OECD DAC and has the following values. (The IATI codelist is incomplete and needs fixing)
Pushed through to the 1.03 upgrade
We fully support consistency with the DAC's list (as agreed through the Common Standard) and would thus support the inclusion of Collaboration Type 6 - private sector outflows.
On the other hand, we're a bit concerned about the notion (per Tim's initial comment above) of adding an other type "Aid to NGOs". This would make the list inconsistent with the DAC's. Moreover, this info can already be captured using organisation type of the implementing organisation.
The issue here is that the codelist does not reflect the originating codelist, so it will be brought into line with that. Tim's observation brought this to our attention, but the example he found was not being used correctly anyway, so the change is going to be to add
to our list.
As this list is owned by the OECD DAC CRS it is not included in the IATI upgrade as such.
However until such time that the CRS is able to maintain its codes in a dynamically accessible machine readable format IATI will continue to host copies of CRS lists. These do need updating and our guidelines require us to keep the community informed of these changes via the Knowledge Base.