This is the reference page for the XML element participating-org. See also the relevant overview page: Organisations


An organisation involved with the activity. May be a donor, fund, agency, etc. Specifying the @ref identifier is strongly recommended. May contain the organisation name as narrative.

If the reporting organisation plays a role in the activity it should be repeated here. One organisation may play more than one role (eg, funding and implementing): in such a case each role should be reported and the name of the organisation repeated.


This element must occur at least once (within each parent element).



Machine-readable identification string for the organisation. Must be in the format {Registration Agency} - (Registration Number} where {Registration Agency} is a valid code in the Registration Agency code list and {Registration Number } is a valid identifier issued by the {Registration Agency}. If this is not present then the narrative MUST contain the name of the organisation.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

participating-org/@ref should match the regex [^\/\&\|\?]+

Either @ref or narrative must be present.


The type of organisation issuing the report. See IATI codelist for values.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

This value must be on the OrganisationType codelist.


An IATI code describing the organisation’s role in the activity (donor, agency, etc.).

This attribute is required.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

This value must be on the OrganisationRole codelist.

Example Usage

Example participating-org in an iati-activity.

An example organisation @ref of BB-BBB-123456789 is declared.
The @role attribute declares a valid code (2) from the OrganisationRole codelist.
The @type attribute declares a valid code (40) from the OrganisationType codelist.
<participating-org ref="BB-BBB-123456789" role="2" type="40">
        <narrative>Name of Agency B</narrative>
The participating-org element can be repeated in any iati-activity.
In this example, three participating-org are declared.
  <participating-org ref="BB-BBB-123456789" role="1" type="40">
	<narrative>Name of Agency B</narrative>
  <participating-org ref="CC-CCC-123456789" role="2" type="10">
	<narrative>Name of Agency C</narrative>
  <participating-org ref="AA-AAA-123456789" role="3" type="21">
	<narrative>Name of Agency A</narrative>
    <narrative xml:lang="fr">Nom de l'agence A</narrative>	 	



Freetext is no longer allowed with this element. It should now be declared with the new child narrative element.

The OrganisationRole codelist was changed to numeric codes

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