UNOPS

17/05/2012

UNOPS first to publish geocoded data in IATI format

COPENHAGEN – UNOPS has become the first organization to publish fully geocoded information about its activities in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) open data format, supporting efforts to use development funds more efficiently.

​By publishing latitude and longitude information and precision code values, it is possible to show the location of more than 1,000 projects implemented by UNOPS on behalf of partners at a provincial, district and village level, where possible.

Users of IATI data files can display where UNOPS is supporting peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations on mapping software and combine this information with other geocoded sets of information. This will help beneficiary countries and development partners better coordinate the use of valuable resources.

The new data set is available for download from the IATI Registry. In the coming months UNOPS will integrate geocoding data into a new project information platform, data.unops.org, an online hub that will present a wide variety of project and expenditure information in a visually appealing and accessible manner.

UNOPS joined IATI in September 2011, reinforcing the organization’s commitment to transparency and accountability. Other IATI members include, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the European Commission, and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as well as 14 donor countries including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, the United States and the United Kingdom. Find out more about IATI.

 UNOPS began publishing information in the IATI format in October 2011, and was one of the first organizations to do so. Learn more about the UNOPS information disclosure policy.