Question to the group, should we think about renaming some of the default and older IATI Codelists to be more specific? Over time more vocabularies have been added e.g. UN region codelist. This can can cause confusion as the original OECD DAC region codelist is just called 'region':
(See this here: https://github.com/IATI/IATI-Codelists-NonEmbedded/blob/master/xml/Regi…)
We could change this to Region - OECD DAC, and Region - UN or similar.
To me, if we were to do this aligning it with an upgrade would be sensible.
Reasoning for the change:
- In various IATI search tools (datastore search/d-portal/datastore classic/iati.cloud) have drop down boxes for searching sectors/regions/policy markers etc. But no or little indication of which vocabulary is being used. If we were to get to a point where multiple vocabularies could be searched on, it would be helpful to have useful names in the xml codelists to display.
The recent CEB workshop mentioned a mapping between the OECD and UN regions, as well as between the GEM marker and OECD gender policy marker which would be great to see public Henriette Keijzers
Commenting from the CEB Secretariat side: we already started exchanging with OECD-DAC on a more granular mapping of the country / region codes between DAC list and M49, so that differences can be clearly communicated in next year's version of the UN data standards. Above document link is useful.
Also, would be useful Michelle if we you could explain what you mean with getting 'the real codes' on a public website. Thus, we can take this into account in the plan for the next phase of improvements.
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