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AfDB and AidData geocode aid projects

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and AidData recently released a data set containing the sub-national locations of all AfDB projects continent-wide approved from 2009-2010. The data, available at Open.AidData, represent more than $10 billion in AfDB Group funding to 43 African countries.

September 7, 2011 Data Management Systems and MEL
Open Data
DG at the Open Data for Development Camp

This Story from the Field comes from Anna Lauridsen of Development Gateway International. She tells us about her participation in the Open Data for Development Camp held in Amsterdam in May: The Open Data for Development Camp was put together by Open for Change, a network based in the Netherlands committed to transparency, collaboration and impact in development, on request by the Dutch Foreign Ministry. I was there to present the geocoding work that Development Gateway and the AidData team have done. At the heart…

July 19, 2011 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
Open Data
Open Data for Development Camp highlights challenges and innovations in aid transparency

The Open Data for Development Camp (ODDC), hosted by Open for Change in Amsterdam from May 12-13, proved to be a fantastic forum for discussion of practical issues in institutionalizing open data practices. Participants generally agreed that open development data should be a core component of a paradigm shift towards increased transparency, accountability, and public participation in development practice.

July 1, 2011
Open Data
African Development Bank and AidData map development projects: Increasing aid transparency for greater development impact’

PRESS RELEASE Lisbon and Washington, DC—June 9, 2011— At its Annual Meetings, being held from June 9-10 in Lisbon, the African Development Bank Group unveiled an interactive map showing the precise locations of its ongoing operations in Cameroon, Morocco, and Tanzania ( These countries represent a subset of the 2,040 activities financed across the continent since 2009. The map is the result of a partnership between the African Development Bank (AfDB) and AidData ( to geocode AfDB projects, which range from building primary schools, health…

June 9, 2011
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Open Data
World Bank and AidData put aid information on the map


April 20, 2011
Open Data, Results Data
Improving Aid Transparency Through Geocoding: AidData Maps Development Activities’

Achieving global development objectives depends on involving stakeholders in aid-funded work, strengthening accountability of donor agencies and partner governments, and building country ownership. Yet sometimes even basic information such as the location of an aid project is difficult to find. Information on project locations is critical for determining whether aid is reaching areas of greatest need, as well as for avoiding duplication of effort within a country.

October 1, 2010
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Open Data
Development Gateway and ODAdata Team Up to Leverage Expertise in Aid Information Management

WASHINGTON—The Development Gateway and ODAdata, two leading providers of aid information management systems, announced today that they have joined forces to provide effective, user-friendly, and results-driven applications to advance aid management and donor coordination efforts. This partnership leverages the expertise of both organizations, based on field operations in more than 12 countries. The new alliance will help unite and harmonize the efforts of member states of the European Union and others to advance aid effectiveness. Aid information management systems have been widely recognized as essential…

August 12, 2008
News/Events, Open Data