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 map.usaid.gov. 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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