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USAID, NGOs to track Foreign Aid data with GIS

Every year, international aid donors allocate around US$150 billion to support human and socio-economic development worldwide. However, as complex challenges arise, it has become a challenge to monitor and track development aid as it goes to sub-national levels making it difficult for the international development community and governments to determine how funds are used and whether they are achieving results.

As response to the international development community’s call for greater transparency in development assistance, AidData Centre for Development Policy was formed to improve the accessibility of aid information. The Centre will make use of Esri’s ArcGIS technology to generate maps to track aid distribution and impact and to also allow users to have more holistic view of places or regions the USAID and other development agencies are working to develop.

Link: http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2013/feb/06/usaid-ngos-track-foreign-aid-data-gis/?utm_source=Dev...
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