Putting Development on the Map
The Open Aid Partnership (OAP) brings together development partners, governments, civil society organizations,
foundations, and the private sector to improve aid transparency and effectiveness. The OAP's goal is to collect
and open up local development data to engage citizens and other stakeholders in evidence-based conversations on
Key Objectives of the Open Aid Partnership
- Strengthen capacity of partner countries to collect, curate and publish development data in
an open and accessible format.
- Develop an Open Aid Map to visualize the locations of development activities on a common
- Build capacity of citizens, civil society and the media to understand, use and give
feedback on open development data.
The Open Aid Partnership is a collaboration between the governments of Bolivia, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia,
Finland, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, as well as the United States
Agency for International Development, African Development Bank, Akvo, Development Initiatives, the Foundation Center,
InterAction, ONE, Publish What You Fund, UN-Habitat and the World Bank Group.
Read more about the Open Aid Partnership and our work together with the governments
of Bolivia, Kenya,
Malawi and Nepal.
"The Open Aid Partnership will help enhance our ability to visualize our development projects
and work more effectively with our development partners to identify priorities and target resources.
It will also help us improve the effectiveness of and access to public services, and enable our
citizens to participate by providing feedback, and voice their needs."
Viviana Caro Hinojosa
Minister of Development Planning
Plurinational State of Bolivia
"We are pleased to work with the Open Aid Partnership in Kenya to make information on project
activities, locations and spending more readily available and accessible to the public for improved
transparency and enhanced accountability. The Partnership will also help to better monitor the progress
of the project implementation while ensuring alignment to the Government's policies for improved
Peter M. Kamau
Assistant Director, National Treasury
Government of Kenya
"The World Bank Group realizes the enormous potential of visualizing the projects we finance so
knowledge flows in multiple directions and aid can become transparent, accountable and effective.
Through the Open Aid Partnership we are very pleased that many partners are willing to join in this
effort to radically open up development and transform the way we report the nature of our development
work in our mission to end poverty and promote shared prosperity."
World Bank Institute