New website to provide easy and transparent access to aid data
A unique new web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world will be launched on April 15 by the European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, at the High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico.
The ‘EU Aid Explorer’ covers the activities of different donors and offers quick answers to questions such as how much aid the EU gave or in which sectors EU member states worked in a given year.
This tool is part of EU action to further increase transparency and improve accountability. By making data easily accessible, countries, beneficiaries, EU citizens and implementing partners can examine the use of donor funds; and donors themselves can improve coordination and effectiveness.
Commissioner Piebalgs said: "The EU is recognised as one of the most transparent donors, and is making good progress on donor coordination. We are also working to focus more on results. The new EU Aid Explorer will help to further increase transparency on what we do and improve accountability to citizens, both in the EU and developing countries. "
For more information: IP/14/434
To check out the EU Aid Explorer: https://euaidexplorer.jrc.ec.europa.eu/