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In Progress: How USAID is increasing transparency and modernizing information

On May 9, 2013, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order #13642 “Making Open & Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information.” The Executive Order was accompanied by the Office of Management and Budget’s Open Data Policy (M-13-13), which provides guidance on implementing the Executive Order, while maintaining protections for national and operational security, and individual privacy.

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A True Data Revolution

Tony Pippa is Deputy Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning

“A true data revolution” is necessary if we are to eradicate extreme poverty as part of the next generation of Millennium Development Goals. Read more >>

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Keeping our Promise on Aid Transparency

With today’s unprecedented release of new financial data on the Foreign Assistance Dashboard, you can see timely information about what, where, how and with whom we spend our development dollars.

I am proud to announce a significant step forward in our efforts to deliver development results more transparently and effectively than ever before. For the first time ever, you can visit the Foreign Assistance Dashboard and check out how our partners have spent our dollars.

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The Positive Impacts of Transparency

Shadrock Roberts talks about crowdsourcing. Photo credit: USAID

At USAID, we feel fortunate to work on an incredible Mission to achieve results for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world and to be transparent in the process. Read more >>

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USAID Reforms Aim to Strengthen Local Institutions and Systems

Palestinians unload bags of flour donated by USAid at a depot in the West Bank village of Anin near Jenin. Photo Credit: Mohammed Ballas/AP.

“No country wants to be dependent on another. No proud leader in this room wants to ask for aid. No family wants to be beholden to the assistance of other … But aid alone is not development. Read more >>

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USAID’s Commitment to Transparency

At USAID, transparency is an important part of our commitment to achieving sustainable development results and to doing business well.

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With a Little Help from the Crowd, USAID Increases Government Transparency

At USAID we’re fortunate to work on an incredible mission. But it’s an impossible one to achieve on our own. That’s why we’re always looking for creative ways to engage new problem solvers and develop new partnerships. One of the best ways to engage the public is to open up our data. Set it free. […]

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We must do better than cash

Cash can stifle economic development.  That might seem counterintuitive.  Aid is critical to ameliorating the plight of poor people living on far less a day than we spend on a latte.  But physical cash can undercut many development objectives the U.S. government works to achieve.  From improving aid effectiveness to shining a light on corruption […]

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From the Field

Updates from USAID Missions abroad. Read more >>

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