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Welcome to open.undp.org, which presents detailed information on the UNDP’s 4,000+ development projects in some 170 countries and territories worldwide. Browse the summaries, click a filter on the right, or search through the full list of projects. It represents UNDP’s commitment to publish comprehensive, quality and timely information about aid flows and results. Open.undp.org is a component of our implementation International Aid Transparency Initiative ( IATI ) to which UNDP is a signatory. IATI is a voluntary multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at making information about aid spending easier to access, understand and use.

Open.undp.org enables users to find project information categorized broadly by location, funding source, and focus areas, and drill down for comprehensive project data, including budget, expenditure, completion status, implementing organization, contribution to gender equality, project documents, and more. Open.undp.org features current project site images and is integrated with UNDP country office external web sites to enhance knowledge sharing.

Working in the open: contributing to better development cooperation and results

By making comprehensive up-to-date information about more than 6,000 projects available to the public, UNDP is contributing to improving the effectiveness and value of development cooperation by increasing:

Accountability: Advocacy groups, academics, journalists, civil society organizations, development practitioners, and beneficiaries are now able to better track how development cooperation is being used for and the results it is achieving.

Efficiency: Improved access to data helps policymakers, bilateral agencies, and multilateral organizations manage development finance more effectively and efficiently to achieve greater impact on sustainable human development.

Trust: Accountability, performance effectiveness, and transparency are for creating development partnerships that are based on trust.

UNDP is interested in hearing users’ ideas and comments about open.undp.org.

USING OPEN.UNDP.ORG

Open.undp.org is the central point of access to detailed information about UNDP’s more than 5,000 development projects and 8,000 outputs in 170+ countries and territories worldwide. It comprises data and information for active development projects and those that were financially closed after 2011.

The presentation of information in open.undp.org do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of UNDP, concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

All data in open.undp.org can be used free of charge in compliance with the Creative Commons’ Attribution License (CC-BY) . For a list of the terminology and definitions used in open.undp.org, consult the Glossary.

Using the data

Download: You can download data in IATI XML, CSV, and JSON formats, as a whole database or for individual countries, regions, or sectors.

Widgets: You can download a snippet of code to embed in your website and to visually depict data subsets (look for the “Embed” button). A widget contains data presented as tables, maps or charts. As new data becomes available, it will be automatically displayed.

Applications: You can use the data for building applications that help you to access, visualize, analyze and share information on UNDP development interventions and their results.

Access data through a web API: You can use the data for building applications that help you to access, visualize, analyze and share information on UNDP development interventions and their results.

UNDP’s commitment to improving transparency

Publishing detailed information about UNDP’s global activities strengthens the organization’s ability to achieve positive development results through better accountability, efficient resource management, and sustainable partnerships.

As a signatory of IATI and member of its secretariat, UNDP disclosed its first dataset on 2010 development projects and expenditures in compliance with IATI principles. Publish What You Fund’s Aid Transparency Index recognized this accomplishment, along with our corporate efforts toward enhancing transparency by ranking UNDP in the top 10 among 58 and 72 donors/organizations respectively in both 2011 and 2012.

UNDP also leads outreach efforts with partner countries and other UN agencies to champion the new transparency standard. This has helped to make IATI standard even more relevant for national development planning, public financial management, mutual accountability, and other processes at the country level. UNDP has been actively involved in pilot initiatives in several developing countries , including the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, testing the benefits of IATI to support:

  • Aid Information Management Systems through automated data exchange

  • South-South cooperation information sharing

  • Alignment of aid information with budget and medium-term expenditure frameworks

In 2013, UNDP started to publish quarterly project-level information, including sub-national geolocation and additional activity-level financial attributes. UNDP reviewed its Information Disclosure Policy and updated it according to the highest international standards.

Notes on UNDP work

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. The operational activities of the UN development system and UNDP are characterized by their universality of presence, impartiality, multi-sectoral approach, and non-conditional grant-based nature.

Get involved

Public participation and collaboration are key to the success of open.undp.org. Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Build and share applications, conduct analysis, and perform research

  • Suggest datasets you would like to see, and rate and comment on current datasets

  • Display data on your website and share open.undp.org among your networks

  • Provide feedback, comments, and recommendations on open.undp.org

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