The AidData program, with its partners, is working on a number of initiatives to make aid information more comprehensive and transparent. This also means putting aid information in the hands of stakeholders who have had limited access to it in the past. By mapping the exact locations of aid activities, it is increasingly possible for citizens in developing countries to find information on projects happening in their communities. Interactive dashboards for the public are also being designed to make aid information more visual and easily digestible. Graphs and other tools, combined with links to relevant documents and resources, make trends more apparent and help users unearth insights buried in the data.
AidData's governing institutions bring different strengths and perspectives to the program's work. Through AidData's university partners--Brigham Young University and the College of William and Mary--the program is working on designing and implementing pilot projects to gather feedback on development projects from members of the communities they are intended to benefit. Through Development Gateway, AidData is working with signatories of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)
to implement the emerging international standard for aid information. AidData partners are also investigating ways to make it easier for donors to collect and maintain specific geographic information on their work in a sustainable way.
Learn more about AidData's ongoing initiatives with donor, civil society, and reseach partners by exploring the links to the left.