Add document-link to Results standard
Type of Change
Change to the Schema
Currently, you can only use the narrative text elements to describe what each result and associated indicators concern. This is an issue because a) the narrative is then used as a catchall for any different purpose (not easy to search, understand, is messy etc.) b) it means copying from any documents that the project already has and pasting into the narrative which is i) extra work and ii) restrictive as it does not allow you to include rich representations such as pictures, tables etc. c) it means any links (eg to WPDx , documents etc.) will have to be written into the narrative making them difficult to follow etc. (requires tools to search for links in text) .
“Data on results cannot be used for learning or accountability without context. Just because an intervention achieved its targeted results, does not mean it will work elsewhere." https://www.bond.org.uk/resources/publishing-results-to-iati
This proposal comes from Principles 1 and 2 discussed on thread: https://discuss.iatistandard.org/t/results-discussion-space-and-tag-2016-17-path/502/4
An optional link(s) to relevant documents should be added to various parts of the results standard (for example to allow linking to context analysis that could include: any conflicts/ fragility, scope of influence, scale/ stage of initiative, external pressures/ trends etc.). These additions would be used to detail qualitative results as well as how and why the result has been achieved or not, any unanticipated results, and whether this has had a positive or negative affect on the overall project.
Add document-link element (0..*) (per iati-activity/document-link http://iatistandard.org/202/activity-standard/iati-activities/iati-activity/document-link/ ) to:
· (as justified in Principle 1)
· (as justified in Principle 2)
Workshopped at the TAG 2017.