In Version 1 of the standard sectors were specified at the activity level. In Version 2 it became possible to also report sectors at transaction level.
A rule was established
Sector MUST EITHER be reported here OR at transaction level for ALL transactions
iati-activity/transaction/sector is now used by 91 publishers including UN CERF, ILO, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNFPA, UNICEF, USA and WHO
This also applies to countries (used by 32 publishers).
At DI we first discovered the problem when we tried to analyse forward-looking budgets by sector. Without trawling through transactions this is no longer (easily) possible.
Similarly, if you filter a search on d-Portal or the Datastore you will get incomplete answers as neither of these systems copes with transaction-level sectors.
The following logic has now been applied in d-Portal:
- If no Sectors are reported at activity level they are harvested from transactions
- If multiple sectors are present a percentage split is calculated from Commitments (or Disbursements and Expenditures if no Commitments are present)
The first iteration of this modification is live now