Information disclosure 

Accountability and transparency build trust between UNOPS and its stakeholders, be they member states, partners or the general public. They firmly identify the organization as a steward of public funds, adhering to the values and practices of the United Nations.

In order to help achieve this goal UNOPS has an information disclosure policy that outlines the type of information the organization will make available to the public and how this information can be obtained. It also lists the information that will routinely be published on the UNOPS public website.

The policy ensures that substantial amounts of information concerning UNOPS operations are available, except for limited and specified categories where confidentiality is required. These exceptions cover areas such as security, employee privacy and the deliberative process, and are listed in the policy.

In September 2011 UNOPS joined the International Aid Transparency Initiative, reinforcing the organization’s commitment to transparency and accountability.The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) aims to make information about aid spending easier to find, compare and use. This means those involved in aid programmes will be able to better track what aid money is being spent on and what it is achieving.

This means making raw data about our projects available in an open-source, machine-readable file. This will allow users to take the information and analyse it as they wish, combining and comparing it with data from other organizations which have implemented IATI standards. UNOPS is one of the first signatory organizations to make information available in the IATI approved format, joining the World Bank, the Hewlett Foundation, and the British, Dutch and Australian governments.  The data can be accessed through the IATI Registry.

The following information is made accessible through the UNOPS website:

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News, 4 Oct 2011: UNOPS signs up to global aid transparency initiative

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