not sure if this is the right place to post this…
We would like to standardise in our system the way we encode our CSO-partners in partner countries. We use a freetext field until now, which of course prevents us from reliably querying them. What’s more, we would be very interested to be able to query other organisations’ activity files / data in this respect as well, which I guess would be the case for other development partners too. Hence, a common standardised list would be welcome.
Of course this is linked to various topics, traceability in the first place.
We realise this won’t be easy, given the speed at which the CSO landscape can change. Perhaps we should take a “chaordic” approach as mentioned by Steven (thanks !, interesting) in his post here (Adding to the Organisation Registration Agency code list - push rather than pull?) ?
We were wondering whether there were plans, or appetite, to (try to) assemble such a list at IATI level ?
Would anybody who has experience in this be willing to share the result of their work with us ?