What is the Open Aid Partnership?
The Open Aid Partnership brings together development partners from developing countries and donor
countries to increase the transparency of development aid and how it is reported. Partners will make
information and data on their activities available in an easily accessible way. This will help to inform
citizens at the local level and empower them to provide feedback on services received.
The goals of the partnership are to
- improve aid transparency and coordination by developing an Open Aid Map that visualizes the
location of donor-financed programs at the local level
- better monitor the impact of development programs on citizens
- enhance the targeting of development programs
- foster accountability by empowering citizens to provide direct feedback on project results
- strengthen capacity of civil society and citizens to use open aid data
Partnership has been endorsed by:
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
- African Development Bank (AfDB)
- Foundation Center
- Publish What You Fund
- World Bank Group
"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, Ministry of Finance
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