The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday launched a new online portal allowing open, comprehensive public access to data on the agency’s work in 177 countries and territories, fulfilling a commitment to full transparency by 2013.
“Transparency is a top priority for UNDP and a vital element in maintaining the trust vested in us by the public and our partners, ” UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said. “This online portal enables the public to track aid and helps our partners manage their resources more effectively.”
The new portal, open.undp.org, comprises comprehensive programmatic information — from income and expenditures to activities and results — on more than 6,000 active UNDP projects, as well as those that closed financially in 2011, along with more than 8,000 outputs or results.
UNDP ranked in the top 10 organizations in the 2012 Aid Transparency Index.