As a steward of donor funds, UNFPA has been entrusted by its stakeholders to deliver on certain agreed outcomes and results. The more that stakeholders – including donors, Member States, partners and ordinary citizens -- can see and understand how development funds are used, the greater the chance that these limited resources will be used effectively.
As UNFPA continues to adapt to changing environments and expectations, so too the transparency of the organization is evolving. Rather than something that is ‘achieved’, transparency is an organizational practice that requires continuous improvement over time. UNFPA is committed to continuously improving the ways it shares information within its community and beyond.
A one-stop comprehensive transparency reference page
This webpage will be your guide to transparency at UNFPA. Here, stakeholders will be able to find the key resources needed to understand UNFPA and how it operates. As UNFPA continues evolving its transparency function, this website will be updated to share those developments.
Implementing the International Aid Transparency Initiative
Reinforcing its commitment to transparency, in April 2012, UNFPA endorsed the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). This initiative aims to make information about aid spending easier to find, compare and use. Raw data about our projects will be available in an open-source file format that will allow users to analyze information as they wish, combining and comparing it with data from other organizations.
UNFPA will be joining other organizations in making information available in a standard format. Eventually UNFPA’s data will be accessible through the IATI Registry, the central repository of IATI raw data links, as well as on the UNFPA website itself.
External reviews on UNFPA’s work
- Gender mainstreaming (Denmark ongoing)
- Evaluation (Norway Mission to UN, 2012)
- Multilateral Assessment (Australia, 2012)
- Comparative study of activity-based financial flows (for Norway, 2011/2012)
- Multilateral Aid Review (DFID, 2011)
- Organizational effectiveness (MOPAN, 2010)
- HIV interventions (Denmark, 2009)
- Assessment of Multilateral Organizations (Sweden, 2008)
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