UNOPS launches open information hub

Data covering five years of spending by United Nations organizations has now been made available on UNOPS new open information hub.

Alongside the $56 billion worth of UN-wide procurement data, the data.unops.org site presents detailed information related to the 1,000+ projects UNOPS supports, in an interactive and accessible format.  UNOPS is a central resource for the United Nations and its partners, providing procurement, project management and infrastructure services.

This is the latest in a series of steps made by UNOPS to promote transparency. The organisation was the first UN body to publish data in compliance with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) format, and the first organisation overall to ‘geocode’ its IATI data.

The new hub represents a significant upgrade of UNOPS original project data feed as it now includes geographic and sector information, in compliance with the IATI standard. Using the IATI methodology, the projects are ‘geocoded’ and presented on interactive maps that show exact project locations where available.

Read about UNOPS case study on page 81 of the 2012 Aid Transparency Index.

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