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Version 2.01 - Iteration 1 - 1. Strengthening the Core of the Standard

This is part of the formal proposal that makes up the first iteration of the Version 2.01 Upgrade process.
The current standard has very few mandatory fields. The main reason for this is that in Version 1.01 all mandatory validation was done via the XML Schema, and it is very difficult using XML logic alone to apply such rules. Additional validation procedures have since been established to now propose that all activities under all circumstances should always contain: 

Reporting organisation

  • The reporting-org element is MANDATORY.
  • ALL the following rules must apply to the organisation-identifier in reporting-org/@ref
    • It is mandatory
    • The agency prefix MUST be a valid code in the IATI code list
    • The identifier MUST be the prefix to the iati-identifier
    • The identifier MUST be the same as that recorded by the publisher on the IATI Registry
    • The identifier MUST only contain alphanumeric characters and hyphen, underscore, colon or period
  • for discussion go to http://support.iatistandard.org/entries/41097678-Modify-reporting-org-ref-validation-and-guidance

IATI activity identifier

Participating organisation



Activity Date



Technical details about implementing this proposal can be found at: https://github.com/IATI/IATI-Schemas/issues/66

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