If you have an activity that is global in focus/reach/scope/benefit , how to use the IATI country/region codes accordingly?
Looking at regions, it would not seem the OECD-DAC 998 code is about Global:
998 Developing countries, unspecified
The activity-scope element can help describe Global through code 1:
1 Global The activity scope is global
However, a recipient-country or recipient-region can be useful for data users, such as d-portal.
I noticed UNFPA just publish (cc/ @AkermanMartin) :
<recipient-country code="GLOBAL" percentage="100"/>
... which I'm sure will "upset" some.
So - should Global activities
- omit country/region elements
- "hack" as above
- refer to a different region vocabulary (such as...?)
- any combination of the above, or none....
Thoughts and answers welcome!