This is the reference page for the XML element narrative. See also the relevant overview page: Classifications


A description of the policy marker. This MUST ONLY be used if vocabulary is 99 (the reporting organisation’s own marker vocabulary). May be repeated for multiple languages.


The text in this element must be of type xsd:string.

This element may occur any number of times.

narrative must be present if @vocabulary=‘99’



A code specifying the language of text in this element. It is recommended that wherever possible only codes from ISO 639-1 are used. If not present, the default language is assumed.

This value should be on the Language codelist.

Example Usage

The narrative child element can be used to declare freetext for the policy-marker element.

The narrative element should be used only when the 99 (Reporting Organisation) PolicyMarkerVocabulary is declared.
<policy-marker vocabulary="99" code="10" significance="3">
        <narrative>Policy Marker Text</narrative>
The narrative element can be repeated for any language additional to the default language set in iati-activity, by using the @xml:lang attribute. Example not shown.



The narrative element was introduced in 2.01.

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