This is the reference page for the XML element indicator. See also the relevant overview page: Result


The indicator(s) that meet the results. There can be multiple indicators for each result.


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



An IATI code defining the unit of measure in which the value is reported.

This attribute is required.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

This value must be on the IndicatorMeasure codelist.


A boolean describing the behaviour of the indicator. It is “true” if the indicator improves from small to large (e.g. clinics built); false if it improves from large to small (e.g. cases of a disease).

This value must be of type xsd:boolean.

Example Usage

Example usage of indicator in a result of an iati-activity.

This element is a parent for other child elements. It is also contained within a result element.
The @measure attribute declares a valid code (1) from the IndicatorMeasure codelist.
The @ascending boolean of 1 also declares that the data is asscending.
  <result type="1" aggregation-status="1">
	<narrative>Result title</narrative>    
    <narrative>Result description text</narrative>   
   <indicator measure="1" ascending="1">
      <narrative>Indicator title</narrative>   		 
      <narrative>Indicator description text</narrative>
     <baseline year="2012" value="10">
	   <narrative>Baseline comment text</narrative>
      <period-start iso-date="2013-01-01" />
      <period-end iso-date="2013-03-31" />
      <target value="10">
        <narrative>Target comment text</narrative>			
      <actual value="11">
		<narrative>Actual comment text</narrative>
The indicator element can be repeated in any result of an iati-activity.

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