This blog was co-authored by Elise Dufief and Rupert Simons. We would like to thank Andy Lulham for research support and Niels Keijzer from the German Development Institute for comments on an earlier draft. It is now two years since the European Union (EU) set up the ‘EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa’ (Emergency Trust […]
We have recently launched a new project which will combine open aid data with in-country research to assess the impact of potential changes to the US foreign assistance budget. Our first step has been to look into a range of sources of US foreign assistance data.
Comment fait-on, nous, organisations de la société civile, pour assurer un suivi des projets de développement et de la prestation des services de base auprès de nos communautés avec si peu d’information?, questionne un représentant de la société civile béninoise tout en montrant la carte ci-dessous contenant les informations recueillies par son organisation. Aujourd’hui, il […]
We recently attempted (and failed) to report a pothole near our office. It got us thinking about holding governments to account…
How do I answer basic aid flow questions? Which donor is providing aid to a country and what is the future projection of that aid? More importantly, how does one put that aid data into the country context? Like me, many data users start with the OECD-DAC CRS data, which gives verified figures on commitments […]
Maintained, machine-readable versions of the DAC and CRS code lists are now available as CSV and JSON! Here’s how Publish What You Fund and Open Knowledge made it happen… The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) maintains a set of code lists – including the Creditor Reporting System (CRS) – used by donors to report on their aid flows. These […]