UNICEF opens funding documents to public

UNICEF today posted detailed information on its programme activities and funding to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).

The newly released data provides details of UNICEF’s current work in 128 countries, seven regional office locations and 16 headquarters divisions.  This includes allocations for the 2012 programme budget, expenditures by sector and planned programme budget estimates covering the next 5 years.

This information will be continually updated and expanded with programme-specific reports and data.  The UN children’s agency says it will be introducing, over time, user-friendly features including drop-down menus and detailed, clickable maps to make it easier for researchers to find, download, and use the data.

In releasing the data and making it publicly accessible, UNICEF joins over 150 other government, private, civil society and multilateral organizations which provide information on their activities, how they are funded, and how much they spent.

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