aidinfo – better info, better aid

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Info Portal; News and Views; Resources; Team; Who; Funding; Categories: Data, Policy, Technology, Video;
Address: aidinfo, c/o Development Initiatives, Keward Court, Jocelyn Drive, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1DA, UK;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … We strive to enable governments, civil society and citizens greater and easier access to information on aid. This means that aid money can be tracked, adequate project feedback given and that government and donors can be held to account.  

Our history:

  • Based in Somerset in the south of England, our programme sits within the wider organisation of Development Initiatives Poverty Research (DIPR).
  • In 2007 DIPR received funding from various donors for a project to “improve access to high quality, timely information on aid flow“… and so aidinfo was born.

Our partners:

  • We work as part of a wider consortium of partners which includes Brigham Young University (BYU), the College of William and Mary and the Henry L. Stimson Center. For more information on this, have a look at other organisations involved.

So what do we do?

  • We have been busy building an evidence-based case to illustrate the benefits of greater aid transparency. This has seen us researching the needs of current and potential future users of aid information. This underpins our efforts to make the case for greater aid transparency, working with others who share this goal.
  • For more information on our policy and research work please visit our policy pages.
  • We also work with organisations using technology to enable aid transparency. You can find out more about our work in this area on our technology page.
  • We have been working hard to develop an Aid Information Portal, which will launch in late October. This will bring together resources and information from a variety of sources, detailing where you can find aid data. For more information on this and our other data work, have a look at our data page.
  • We are actively involved in supporting IATI, providing research and technical services to the initiative. You can find out more about this on our IATI page.

Get involved:

  • We’d like to hear from you – can you help us build on our evidence-based case for transparency in aid information?

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