A timely post @reidmporter. I think that the sooner we all start heading in one (or two) agreed directions the better.
Input, output or whatever
- There are those who would like to use IATI to quantify their commitment to the SDGs on the input side using
sector vocabularies. Sweden presented a case study at the TAG along these lines.
- There are those who argue that the SDGs can only be monitored as outputs using the
- And there are those who think a fuzzier relationship is easier to record.
Personally I think achieving more joined-up thinking on this rests with the development community at large: it is not an IATI-XML problem. The UN Development Group is committed to using IATI for SDG reporting so it would be useful to hear exactly what they have in mind. (@aparr, @AkermanMartin, @Riza ?)
Goals, targets or indicators
Having the choice of granularity to accurately describe activities is, I think, a good idea - particularly as the coding across the three levels has been done hierarchically (i.e. you can derive the goal and target from the indicator code.)