USAID unveils online portfolio map

    U.S. Agency for International Development Rajiv Shah is given a tour of the rice fields that are part of the aid agency's Feed the Future program. USAID has launched an interactive map of its projects around the world. Photo by: Kendra Helmer / USAID

    The revamped website of U.S. Agency for International Development now includes a feature that transparency advocates are likely to approve of: an interactive map of the agency’s projects around the world.

    Dubbed USAID Portfolio Map, it is publicly accessible via The map allows users to view USAID-funded projects by location and sector. By location, the map can show the number of unique projects per country and per state, province, city or region within a particular country. Users can also filter projects by initiatives — Global Health Initiative or Feed the Future — and by start dates.

    Each project has a corresponding detail page with the following information: official project name, sector, duration, budget, prime implementer and a short description.

    USAID says the map was created and launched in line with efforts at the agency to “to better monitor development results, improve aid effectiveness and coordination, and enhance transparency and social accountability.”

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.