Earlier this week we reported that the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) are the latest signatory to IATI. We can now announce that they have published their data to the IATI Registry.
This is a significant publication and fantastic addition to a quickly expanding list of signatories to IATI; delivering more than $1.2 billion to projects on behalf of its partners, UNOPS works in more than 80 countries around the world.
Jan Mattsson, Executive Director of UNOPS said: “We are committed to increasing the level of transparency and accountability in our work and living up to the IATI principles set out in the Accra Statement and the Framework for Implementation.
“On our public website unops.org, we are already publishing details of the 1,000 projects that we are implementing, along with their budgets and spending. We are determined to go further, and by adopting the IATI standards we hope to make this information even more accessible.
“I applaud IATI’s efforts to create common standards and formats that allow the many actors in the field to present information in a way that can be more easily understood and analysed,” he added.
Since announcing their decision to become a signatory to IATI, UNOPS have been working hard with the IATI Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to finalise their initial release of IATI-compliant data and their implementation schedule. This publication has come through in record time, coinciding with IATI meetings of Parter Countries and of the Steering Committee in Paris.