On Friday 30th September, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) became the 21st signatory of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). In the few days since then, UNOPS have also become the sixth organisation to publish their information to the IATI Registry.
This is a significant publication – UNOPS works in more than 80 countries around the world and delivers more than $1.2 billion to projects on behalf of its partners.
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 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 Partner Countries and of the Steering Committee in Paris.