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    2 December 2015

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    New open data platform adds further transparency to UNIDO's inclusive and sustainable industrialization work

    VIENNA, 2 December (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) - A new platform launched this week by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as part of its transparency initiative provides details on all ongoing programmes and projects.

    The Open Data Platform was officially presented at the 16th session of the UNIDO General Conference taking place in Vienna this week.

    UNIDO's Transparency Initiative, which aims for more transparency for all stakeholders to allow for better monitoring and reporting on results, was launched by the Director General of UNIDO LI Yong in May.

    The Open Data Platform displays an interactive world map with details on UNIDO's ongoing programmes and projects in various countries and regions. It includes outcomes and outputs, timelines, financial information, information on gender equality, and project documents, as well as country statistics and donor information.

    The Open Data Platform has been designed to display information and documents directly from UNIDO's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, which supports the project- and knowledge-management processes.

    In 2016, UNIDO intends to join two globally recognized initiatives, the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and Publish What You Fund, in order to further improve transparency and openness for its Member States, donors, partners, beneficiaries and the public at large.

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