Publish What You Fund has developed an Aid Transparency Assessment. This is the first global assessment for aid transparency and we plan to produce more in the future.
Yesterday, Tuesday 5th October, saw the Center for Global Development (CGD), in cooperation with the Brookings Institution, release its “Quality of Official Development Assistance Assessment” (QuODA) report.
A great blog from AidData explains how geocoding information on aid can illuminate where donor duplication is happening. With a geographical view of resource allocation, it is possible to increase donor harmonisation, which can in turn make activities increasingly cost-effective.
To illustrate its value, Alena Stern and Josh Powell, research assistants at AidData, map the activities of the World Bank and African Development Bank in Kenya and Mozambique.
Researchers from the World Bank, Development Gateway and AidData have just geocoded the Bank’s African and Latin American aid projects. That is, they have added subnational geographical information to plot exactly where aid activities are taking place in each country. Watch this video by AidData which brilliantly explains what geocoding means and why it is so important.
Interaction have just launched ‘Haiti Aid Map’, a prototype website developed by InterAction which maps 1045 relief and development projects operated by a total of 47 organizations in Haiti. It allows users to visualise NGO activities happening on the ground in near real time. The data can be filtered by commune, "cluster" (the issue area a program focuses on), or the organization operating the project.