UNODC Open Data for Partnerships and Funding

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Vienna (Austria), 10 October 2020 — The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has launched a new data-driven dashboard, UNODC Open Data for Partnerships and Funding. The virtual tool features user-friendly and interactive visualizations, to provide a clear understanding of UNODC Partners’ voluntary contributions at a glance.

UNODC is committed to provide information and updates to partners on the status of their contributions. Through the state-of-the art dashboard, it strives to do in a safe digital environment, while promoting accessibility and transparency; core values of the organization’s mandate.

The dashboard allows users to explore data on voluntary contributions by fund type, thematic area, geographical focus, and contribution to attaining one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is available 24/7 and easy to navigate, reflecting recent financial information automatically sources from the United Nations Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Umoja.

This is UNODC’s premier publicly accessible dashboard that provides up-to-date indicative financial information, demonstrating that tools like UNODC Open Data for Partnerships and Funding can be both useful and informative.

As UNODC’s maiden initiative into open data, the project relies on users’ feedback in order to continue to grow and improve.

Users who encounter accessibility issues, discover data discrepancies, lack functionality or other problems, are invited to communicate these to the troubleshooting team at grants(at)un.org.

Suggestions on how to improve UNODC Open Data for Partnerships are also welcome via cps(at)un.org.