UNEP becomes a member of IATI

  • March 18, 2016

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined IATI as a new member and committed to become an IATI publisher.

UNEP says the 2030 Agenda “strongly influenced” their decision to join and believes publishing IATI data will demonstrate its commitment to the principles of openness, accountability, efficiency, and accessibility of information that are an integral part of the Agenda and other global agreements.

The organisation already publically issues its audited financial statements and has an access to information policy. Now UNEP is working on a schedule to publish IATI data and plans to present information on all its projects worldwide at the national and regional level.

Theresa Panuccio, Director Office for Operations, says: “We expect our IATI membership to spur innovation, as we find ways to aggregate, analyse and present data that benefits everyone along the development financing chain”.

UNEP joins 68 members of IATI from across the world, including donor and partner country governments, multilaterals, foundations, private sector and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

Also joining IATI last month is intergovernmental organisation, IDLO (International Development Law Organization), who aim to strengthen their commitment to open and full reporting on funding received and how it is being used to fulfill their organisation’s mission.