Where is the Money Going?
What You Should Know
By Overseas Contingency Operations
Top 10 Things You Should Know
About the Dashboard
Understanding the Data
The Budget Process
About Aid Transparency
U.S. Global Development Policy
Glossary of Terms
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The Foreign Assistance Dashboard was created in response to the principles of the
on Aid Effectiveness and President Obama’s
Open Government Initiative
. The goal of the Foreign Assistance Dashboard is to enable a wide variety of stakeholders, including U.S. citizens, civil society organizations, the Congress, U.S. Government agencies, donors, and partner country governments, to examine, research, and track U.S. Government foreign assistance investments in an accessible and easy-to-understand format.
The Dashboard is still in its early stages of development. Future versions will incorporate budget, financial, and program data in a standard form from all U.S. Government agencies receiving or implementing foreign assistance, humanitarian, and/or development funds.
The Dashboard currently contains foreign assistance budget planning, obligation, and spent data for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), as well as budgeting planning data for the Department of State.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released OMB Bulletin 12-01 – Guidance on Collection of U.S. Foreign Assistance Data
, which offers federal agencies guidance on the collection of U.S. foreign assistance data. Agency data will be added to the Foreign Assistance Dashboard using an incremental process that focuses on providing high quality data and prioritizing the agencies with larger foreign assistance portfolios.
Agencies will be added to the Dashboard in the sequence outlined below, which also displays where Agencies currently are in the process:
The Dashboard will provide the public with greater access to foreign assistance data in a user-friendly format, fulfilling the commitments outlined by the Open Government Directive M-IO-06 and the U.S. National Action Plan of the Open Government Partnership. Additionally, the United States is a signatory to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and data submitted in accordance with OMB Bulletin 12-01 will be used to satisfy IATI reporting standards.
Foreign assistance investments are presented through a variety of user-friendly graphics on this site, including funding by country, by sector, by agency, and by year. However, the data set can be filtered and sorted in a variety of additional ways. Users are able to
their own tables through manual queries and download machine-readable data sets.
To understand the information presented in the Foreign Assistance Dashboard, users are encouraged to read the supplementary information under the What You Should Know section, especially the
Top Ten Things You Should Know