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Using/Interpreting Planned Disbursements

The specification for Planned Disbursement in the IATI standard states that they should include an updated time which is:

"The date on which this line of information was last updated. Previous updates for the same period should also be reported."

Does this mean that:

  • Publishers might have more than one planned disbursement in their file for the same period.
  • The planned disbursement should always be an aggregate of all disbursement planned for that period
  • That any applications using the data should select only one planned disbursement record for any period, preferring the one with the most recent updated date? 
 
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    Valentina Azzarello

    @ Tim, thanks for posting this. I second that the definition of Planned Disbursement needs to be revised as it is not very clear!

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    Wendy Rogers

    I have moved this post from the 'Using IATI Data' forum to the 'Modifications, Additions and Improvements' forum for consideration of any required changes or updates

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    David Carpenter

    Moving this to the 1.05 forum for consideration in that upgrade.

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    Bill Anderson

    The updated time has been removed in 2.01.

    Definitions and guidance are also improved to deal with the questions raised above.

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    David Carpenter

    Moved to Archive

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