21 Dec The more you know: The new US Foreign Assistance Dashboard is actually useful!
Have you checked out foreignassistance.gov yet? It’s kind of a big deal. It may seem like just another government data website to jaded Washington types, but it’s actually a big deal for poor people in aid-dependent countries. The new website is commonly referred to as the “Aid Dashboard.”
It’s the follow-through on a promise made in July when the Obama Administration unveiled its plan to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. The Aid Dashboard aims to give the public a window into how and where US development dollars are spent. And it’s not just a mash of numbers; the Dashboard uses dynamic graphics to allow stakeholders to picture US foreign assistance investments easily by geography, sector or time period.