New York, 17 June 2013: UNICEF opens funding documents to public
NEW YORK, 17 June 2013 – UNICEF today posted to the Internet detailed information on its programme activities and funding.
The move brings the agency into compliance with International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standards.
The newly released data, available in the IATI format at http://www.unicef.org/transparency, 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 dropdown 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 publically 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.
UNICEF has also developed and published an Information Disclosure Policy that sets out the corporate policy for making information about programmes and operations available to the public.http://www.unicef.org/about/legal_disclosure.html
As a further transparency measure, UNICEF has established a practice of full public disclosure of all its internal audit reports issued after 30 September 2012 and annual programme results reports. Visit:http://www.unicef.org/auditandinvestigation/index_65755.html
UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org.
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