The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) signed an agreement with Firstlogic Inc., a global information technology software provider that will supply data quality software on a pro-bono basis.

This data quality software, known as IQ8 and IQ Insight, will be used for data analysis on forensic and financial records of United Nations programs in tsunami-affected areas. The software will improve the quality of data analysis.

"The UN will benefit from this donation, which will help achieve high quality, reliable, and complete data to better review financial records and take more informed decisions about the delivery of humanitarian assistance in tsunami-affected areas," said Jan Egeland, the United Nations' Emergency Relief Coordinator. He also welcomed the continued interest of the private sector in supporting the work of the United Nations.

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