Transparency and accountability are fundamental principles for UN Women in delivering development and humanitarian results for women and girls around the world. UN Women became a signatory to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) in 2012, which committed the organization to publicly disclose its information on Strategic Notes and development results and make it easier for all stakeholders to find, use and compare the standardized data.
UN Women has since successfully implemented a series of measures to underpin the principle of transparency in the organization’s operations, including positioning transparency in UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025.
UN Women’s investments in accountability and transparency, including to institutionalize results-based management and improve the collection of high-quality data, have continued to produce a steady rise in its ranking under IATI. A 2017 score of 40 out of 100 had improved to 88 by 2022. As of 2022, UN Women ranked sixth among 27 UN entities on the IATI registry, despite being one of the youngest of these organizations.
Open.unwomen.org is UN Women’s own transparency portal. The portal aims to improve access to UN Women’s results and financial data and keep the public up to date on the results being delivered by all UN Women country, multi-country and regional offices (to be found under Our Reach). The portal will in the future also host UN Women global annual reporting data (to be found under Our Global Results), showing performance against its Strategic Plan 2022-2025 on a yearly basis.
These efforts not only make information about our work easier to access, understand and use, but further support ongoing endeavors to make the organization more efficient, responsive, collaborative and better able to deliver on its commitments to women and girls, especially the most disadvantaged and marginalized.
Open.unwomen.org enables users to find information on global and country-level results as well as funding partner details categorized broadly by location, funding source, and thematic areas. It also allows users to drill down for comprehensive results data, including budget, expenditure, UN partner, contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and more.
For a list of the terminology and definitions used in open.unwomen.org, consult the Glossary section.
Revenue recognition is per Management Accounts Reporting (as per Revenue Management Policy). Financial numbers are not certified. Certified numbers will be available at the end of the year.
The map on open.unwomen.org is from the Geospatial Information Section of the United Nations (www.un.org/geospatial).
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.
Final boundary between the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan has not yet been determined.
* Dotted line represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.
*** A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)