Transaction Type Codelist - Humanitarian Data

(Andie Vaughn) #1

It would be great to get thoughts and suggestions on the transaction type codelist as we work through how to tag “announced” or “anticipated” commitments in the humanitarian space.

We have a specific category of transaction that is not considered a ‘pledge’ (which we understand to have specific political meaning), but is not yet a binding, legal financial obligation (what we tag as commitment). The anticipated funding has merely been “announced.” Do others have this type of anticipated/announced funding to humanitarian activities that they do not consider to be a ‘pledge?’ If so, could this be accommodated in the codelist? We would like to publish this data, but are struggling to find a way to do so.

Additionally - as another question, is anyone thinking through how to publish any sort of pledge or announced/anticipated funding when this is a fuzzy number that may change? For example, an announcement that is $100 one month, but the pledge or announced/anticipated amount increased to $150 the next month - it doesn’t seem like there is a good way to publish this in IATI - it would need to be clear that the total amount is $150 - not $250. Is anyone else discussing this internally or have suggestions?