UNDP opens data on over 6.000 projects in transparency drive

07 Nov 2012

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new online portal allowing open, comprehensive public access to data on UNDP's work in 177 countries and territories, fulfilling a commitment to full transparency by 2013 above and beyond international standards. 

Ankara – The new portal of UNDP, open.undp.org, comprises comprehensive programmatic information o  more than 6,000 active UNDP projects. Users can sort projects by focus areas, funding sources, and locations and extract detailed data related to budgets, implementing organizations, and targeted results in areas from governance and rule of law to crisis prevention and recovery. 

UNDP created the portal as part of its implementation of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). Beginning in 2013, updates on all UNDP’s ongoing development projects will be published quarterly.

“Transparency is a top priority for UNDP and a vital element in maintaining the trust vested in us by the public and our partners.  This online portal enables the public to track aid and helps our partners manage their resources more effectively,” UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said. 

“We are committed to working in the open, and we will continue improving the quality, quantity, and timeliness of our reporting so that our partners can monitor their investments in fighting poverty, supporting human development, and securing a sustainable future for all.” Helen Clark added.