The aid transparency platform openaid extracts the raw IATI data published by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the IATI registry, and presents it in an easy-to-use web interface. This provides the user with detailed project information, with aggregated data on countries, sectors, organisations and financial transactions. It does not alter or interpret the data in any way.
Zimmerman & Zimmerman developed and designed openaid as part of a PPP project (public-private partnership) with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You can find out more about this collaboration here.
Why is openaid important?
Transparency of development aid enhances the effectiveness and quality of development aid. Governments of developing countries are able to plan better when they have access to accurate and up-to-date information about aid flows into their countries. Citizens in developing countries can hold their governments accountable for the spending of aid. The Dutch public gets a better picture of how public money is spent.
The value of open data is greatly increased if it can be compared and added up internationally. The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) aims to do just that – to develop an international standard for the publication of aid data.
OpenaidNL is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work on https://github.com/zimmerman-zimmerman/openaidNL.