This is the reference page for the XML element default-aid-type. See also the relevant overview page: Classifications


The type of aid being supplied (project-type intervention, budget support, debt relief, etc.). This element specifies a default for all the activity’s financial transactions; it can be overridden at the individual transaction level.


This element may occur any number of times.



A code from the specified vocabulary.

This attribute is required.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

This value must be on the AidType codelist, if the relevant vocabulary is used.


A code for the vocabulary aid-type classifications. If omitted the AidType (OECD DAC) codelist is assumed. The code must be a valid value in the AidTypeVocabulary codelist.

Each selected vocabulary should only be used once for each activity (iati-activity/default-aid-type) or transaction (iati-activity/transaction/aid-type). All activities and/or transactions should contain a code from the DAC Type of Aid Vocabulary. The above guidelines should be converted to rules at the next integer upgrade.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

This value must be on the AidTypeVocabulary codelist.

Example Usage

Example default-aid-type for an iati-activity.

The @code attribute declares a valid code from the specified codelist.
The @vocabulary attribute declares a valid code (1) from the AidTypeVocabulary codelist.
<default-aid-type code="A01" vocabulary="1" />

The default-aid-type element can be repeated in any iati-activity.

  <default-aid-type code="A01" vocabulary="1" />
  <default-aid-type code="1" vocabulary="2" />

The vocabulary is used to declare which AidType list is in use. If omitted, an AidType Vocabulary of 1 (OECD DAC) is assumed.

Note: The aid-type element can override the default-aid-type value set in iati-activity



The default-aid-type element can be reported multiple times within a iati-activity element added. The @code attribute definition was updated. The @vocabulary attribute was added.


Freetext is no longer allowed within this element.

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