The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Published data for better results

Access to high quality, timely and relevant data leads to better decision-making, which in turn increases the effectiveness of development funds. 

Improving transparency also helps governments in developing countries manage aid more effectively.

UNOPS promotes the transparency agenda by publishing large amounts of accessible information about our operations and projects. Our transparency initiatives are in line with the Busan Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation as well as our commitments as a public body.

The International Aid Transparency Initiative

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) aims to make all information about aid spending easier to find, compare and use.

UNOPS joined IATI in September 2011 and became the first UN body to publish operational data in the IATI format one month later. 

UNOPS joins, among other members, the Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the European Commission, the Global Fund, as well as a number of UN organizations, multilateral institutions, development banks and providers of development cooperation. 

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Supporting the work of IATI

Since September 2013, the IATI Secretariat has operated through a partnership between UN Development Programme (UNDP), UNOPS, the Governments of Ghana and Sweden, and Development Initiatives. The overall coordination of IATI Secretariat is led by UNDP, while UNOPS provides financial management, administrative and logistical support services to the Secretariat on behalf of the IATI membership.


Publishing operational and financial data

UNOPS publishes project-level information on a monthly basis to the IATI Registry, including all related financial transactions. Publishing in the IATI format means posting raw data online, in an open-source, ‘machine-readable’ file. This allows users to take the information and analyze it accordingly.

data.unops.org

data.unops.org is an online hub that presents UNOPS project and expenditure information in an interactive and accessible manner. The site uses maps and infographics to provide easily comprehensible information about operations for the benefit of our partners, the public and the development community at large. Data is updated on a daily basis, subject to legal and practical concerns.

In addition, the hub displays interactive information about UN-wide procurement activities, based on data provided for the Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement.