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Quick updates on program endorsements, project milestones, important meetings, and other partner accomplishments.

Open Aid Partnership Co-Sponsors Side-Event at 2014 Development Cooperation Forum

June 03, 2016 – by Johannes Kiess

On Thursday, July 10th, the Open Aid Partnership, along with Publish What You Fund, Development Initiatives, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be co-sponsoring a side event to the 2014 Development Cooperation Forum, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC), in New York City.

Sierra Leone Joins the Open Aid Partnership to Improve Development Data and Transparency

June 24, 2016 – by Johannes Kiess

On May 15, Sierra Leone became the Open Aid Partnership’s newest country partner after the Minister of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), Dr. Kaifala Marah, formally endorsed the Open Aid Partnership and its principles. The Minister requested the OAP’s assistance in furthering the Ministry’s efforts to enhance development data and build capacity of local stakeholders to use the data.

InterAction launches NGO Aid Map

June 18, 2016 – by Johannes Kiess

InterAction launched its global NGO Aid Map a platform that visualizes where InterAction’s members work and what they do around the world using maps and other data visualizations.

AidData endorses the Open Aid Partnership

April 04, 2016 – by Johannes Kiess

On April 4th, 2016, AidData formally endorsed the Open Aid Partnership to strengthen the long-term collaboration between the two initiatives in jointly promoting aid transparency and effectiveness.

Honduras endorses the Open Aid Partnership

January 24, 2016 – by Johannes Kiess

On October 31 2015, the Secretary of State from the Technical Planning and External Cooperation Secretariat Julio Raudales informed the World Bank Group of the Government’s interest in implementing the Open Aid Partnership (OAP) mapping platform for Honduras. Honduras is the first country in Central America and the second in Latin America to endorse the OAP. This partnership constitutes an important step in enhancing the transparency of the country’s development projects because it will provide widespread access to the Honduras management platform. With this endorsement, the Government of Honduras will reinforce its ongoing Open Government agenda.

2015 Annual Meetings session: Toward a Global Aid Map

October 12, 2015 – by Johannes Kiess

On October 12, 9:00–10:30 am EDT the Open Aid Partnership is hosting a session as a part of the Civil Society Program during the 2013 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG).

Bolivia endorses the Open Aid Partnership

May 15, 2016 – by Johannes Kiess

On February 4th 2013, the Minister of Development Planning of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Ms. Viviana Caro Hinojosa, informed the World Bank of the Government’s interest in implementing the Open Aid Partnership (OAP) mapping platform for Bolivia.

Publish What You Fund endorses the Open Aid Partnership

April 30, 2016 – by Johannes Kiess

Knowing what is being spent where, by whom, and with what results is the basic foundation for reducing poverty and empowering citizens. We are happy to receive an endorsement of the Open Aid Partnership by PWYF and look forward to collaborating with them on this common goal.

OAP presented at the IATI Steering Committee Meeting in Paris

March 13, 2016 – by Johannes Kiess

At the IATI Steering Committee meeting in Paris on March 13, Aleem Walji, Director, World Bank Innovation Labs gave a presentation on the Open Aid Partnership. During the presentation, Aleem discussed how the OAP is working to promote and build upon the existing IATI standard.

The Foundation Center endorses the Open Aid Partnership

November 14, 2015 – by Johannes Kiess

The Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, endorsed the Open Aid Partnership and its efforts to improve the openness and effectiveness of development assistance worldwide.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) endorses the Open Aid Partnership

October 01, 2015 – by Johannes Kiess

In joining the Open Aid Partnership, the AfDB will contribute actively in increasing the transparency of development aid with the other partners.

ONE endorses the Open Aid Partnership

September 26, 2015 – by Johannes Kiess

ONE warmly endorses the Open Aid Partnership and looks forward to working with the World Bank and its partners to make the vision of open aid and open development, with empowered and informed citizens at the center, a reality.

InterAction has endorsed the Open Aid Partnership

September 20, 2015 – by Johannes Kiess

The Open Aid Partnership has been endorsed by InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs. InterAction is the first civil society group to endorse the Partnership. So far eight countries, InterAction and the World Bank have endorsed the Partnership.

Interactive Mapping of Development Projects – Technical Workshop

April 26, 2015 – by Johannes Kiess

Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the World Bank Institute (WBI) co-organized a technical workshop in Stockholm, Sweden on April 26, 2012 to bring together the Open Aid Partners and better understand the power of sub-national mapping of development projects.

The Czech Development Agency endorses the Open Aid Partnership

March 13, 2015 – by Johannes Kiess

The Open Aid Partnership has been endorsed by the Czech Development Agency.

Open Aid Partnership: World Bank and Partners call for Open Collaborative Maps to Improve Development Aid Impact

October 25, 2014 – by Johannes Kiess

The World Bank, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Estonia, and Finland have announced their endorsement of the Open Aid Partnership in Busan, Korea, during the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. It brings development partners together to enhance the openness and effectiveness of development assistance.

Mapping for Results

June 10, 2014 – by Elizabeth Dodds

An expanded version of the Mapping for Results (M4R) platform was recently launched to better enable donors, governments and citizens in locating World Bank projects.