Supporting the work of IATI
Since September 2013, the IATI Secretariat has operated through a partnership between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNOPS, the Governments of Ghana and Sweden, and Development Initiatives.
The overall coordination of IATI Secretariat is led by the UNDP and 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, for over 1,000 activities around the world. 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 as they wish, combining and comparing it with data from other organizations that have implemented IATI standards.
In 2012, UNOPS launched data.unops.org, a new online hub that presents project and expenditure information in a more 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. The 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, which is compiled by UNOPS. It will also provide open aid data tools and resources that can be freely used.
Data from this site is used in various forms on unops.org, as maps and infographics, which provide easily-comprehensible information about operations to our partners, the development community and the public.