Within the IATI activity standard it is possible to express relations between iati-activity records across different publishers / reporting-org.
This can be described through two methods:
- related-activity - another iati-activity that has relationship to the one being described.
- transaction - both provider-activity-id & receiver-activity-id can be used to link funds from one iati-activity to another.
When using the IATI activity standard to declare traceability, the following should be considered:
A related-activity can be one published by any reporting-org - it does not have to be from the same publisher.
When declaring a related-activity it is vital to include the reference to the unique iati-identifier. This enables structured links to be made.
It is also recommended to include the type of relationship that is being expressed, through use of the RelatedActivityType code
- At the transaction level , it is recommended to connect iati-activity through use of the provider-activity-id & receiver-activity-id fields. Specifically:
- When an Incoming Fund is being described, use the provider-activity-id reference to declare the immediate source of the funds, using the relevant iati-identifier of the iati-activity, if published by the provider-org
- When a Disbursement or Commitment is being described, use the receiver-activity-id reference to declare the immediate destination of the funds, using the relevant iati-identifier of the iati-activity, if published by the receiver-org