This week AidData turns one. It’s been an exciting year for the aid transparency movement overall, with the finalization of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) data standard, increasing transparency at the country level, lots of new ideas on making development information more accessible, and new research and analysis on transparency and aid quality.
Meanwhile, since the launch of AidData.org last year, the program has made some exciting progress in making information on development assistance more transparent and useful— highlights included working with the World Bank Institute on the Mapping for Results initiative, and creating the Development Loop application as a pilot platform for opening up a dialogue around development projects, with support from Esri. Thanks to all our friends and partners in the fields of aid transparency and information technology for your collaboration, and to the generous donors who make this work possible. Looking forward to a great second year!