Transparency and accountability is a top priority for UNICEF in delivering development and humanitarian results for children. The open data portal is a continuous effort to consolidate UNICEF’s commitment to transparency with regards to communication with the outside world on how and where it uses resources to achieve results for children. Read more UNICEF has been pursuing a series of measures to support its transparency initiative, making information about programme and operation performance as well as funds spending easier to access, understand, and use. This is in support of on-going efforts to make the agency more efficient, responsive, collaborative and better able to deliver on its commitments to children and to the principle of transparency.
UNICEF established an Information Disclosure Policy that outlines explicitly its commitment to making information about programmes and operations available to the public. UNICEF has in place a policy for full public disclosure of internal audit reports issued after 30 September 2012 and a growing number of corporate documents such as country programme documents, details on supply and logistics, financial rules and regulations and annual programme results reports.
Reflecting the organization’s efforts in this area, UNICEF is signatory to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), the global multi-stakeholder initiative, which committed the organization to publicly disclose its information on aid spending and make it easier for all stakeholders to find, use and compare the standardized data. Our commitment is demonstrated by efforts to scale up both the quality and depth of the programme and financial data we regularly release to the public. This commitment is also reflected in our ambitious commitment to being open and transparent, and the significantly improved score in the annual Aid Transparency Index, which in 2016 placed UNICEF in ‘very good category’ ranked 3 out of 46 organizations.
Information available in the open datasets on this website has been extracted directly from UNICEF's operating system (VISION) and other data systems, and reflects inputs made by individual UNICEF Offices. The contents of the datasets are updated on a monthly basis with efforts focused on continuous improvement in completeness, quality and comprehensiveness. All financial information on this website should always be considered as provisional. Use of these datasets is guided by UNICEF’s Information Disclosure Policy and has been made available under the Open Database License (ODbL).