Foreign Assistance Dashboard Tracks U.S. Money

December 22, 2010
by Jen Maurer, Sr. Policy Associate

On December 16, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched version 1.0 of the Foreign Assistance Dashboard, a promising and important tool for greater transparency and monitoring of U.S. foreign aid dollars.

The goal of the Foreign Assistance Dashboard is to give a wide variety of stakeholders, including U.S. citizens, civil society organizations, the Congress, U.S. Government agencies, donors, and partner country governments the ability to examine, research and track U.S. government foreign assistance investments in an accessible and easy-to-understand format.

The Dashboard is still in its early stages of development and only contains funding requests and appropriations data, e.g., you can compare funding by sectors and countries. Future versions will incorporate budget, financial, program, and performance data in a standard form from all U.S. government agencies receiving or implementing foreign assistance, humanitarian, and/or development funds.

Visit Dashboard and have fun!

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