Congratulations to the United Nations International Organization for Migration for publishing their spending to IATI for the first time.
IOM joined IATI in 2017 and has achieved its commitment to begin publishing information according to IATI’s data standard within a year of joining the initiative.
The UN agency decided to join IATI as a result of its institutional commitment to transparency and accountability towards its constituents including Member States, beneficiaries, academia, partner organisations and the general public.
“Preparing for the publication of this pilot portfolio has allowed us to learn and understand the importance of information shared under the IATI standard and represents a key milestone in IOM’s realisation of its commitment to transparency,” said IOM Director General, William Lacy Swing. “This is a great and necessary start of the process,” he added.
In the coming months, IOM will continue adapting its internal systems to facilitate the publication of larger volumes of data on IATI. IOM is also developing a data visualisation web portal, which is expected to be launched later this year.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to promote and protect the rights of migrants, as well as to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
The agency has published information on over 60 projects and you can easily search their data at d-portal.org.