This proposal is part of the 2.03 upgrade process, please comment by replying below.
Type of Change
The concept of a “secondary publisher” was introduced into the standard to allow for organisations that collect data on aid activities from a number of actors (such as UN OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service, an Aid Information Management System, or bodies representing NGOs or foundations) to publish this data to IATI. Much, but not all, of this data may already be published to IATI by the primary source and so the @secondary-publisher flag is a warning to users to understand this context. This was never intended to cover situations where an agency (such as Swedish SIDA) officially publishes data on behalf of another related institution (such as the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
Modify the definition of reporting-org/@secondary-publisher
- From A flag indicating that the reporting organisation is a secondary publisher: publishing data for which it is not directly responsible. This flag must not be reported by primary source publishers.
- To A flag indicating that the reporting organisation of this activity is acting as a secondary publisher. A secondary publisher is one that reproduces data on the activities of an organisation for which it is not directly responsible. This does not include a publisher officially assigned as a proxy to report on behalf of another.”
There was confusion about what is meant by the term ‘secondary publisher’. The use of the term ‘proxy’ was suggested to clarify where publishers report ‘officially’ on behalf of another organisation. (eg Swedish SIDA and Ministry of Foreign Affairs)