ForeignAssistance.gov is the U.S. Government's main tool for improving transparency in U.S. foreign assistance spending. Transparency and open data enable stakeholders and the general public to better understand U.S. foreign assistance investments around the world, make foreign aid more useful for development, and help hold ourselves more accountable.
Since its launch, ForeignAssistance.gov has been working to establish standard data requirements across the U.S. Government, support agencies in quarterly data reporting, and develop a dynamic and user-friendly website. Its mission is to serve as a central repository where stakeholders can easily access and use U.S. Government foreign assistance budget, financial, and award information in a standardized and easy-to-understand format.
ForeignAssistance.gov was created in response to the principles of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and President Obama’s Open Government Initiative. The website supports the U.S.’s commitment to the International Aid Transparency Initiative by providing U.S. data in the internationally comparable format.
The site is under continual development as more data becomes available and the reporting abilities of agencies mature. Ultimately, the site aims to incorporate budget, financial, and award data in a standard format from all U.S. Government agencies managing foreign assistance funds and programs. Those agencies include, but are not limited to:
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Defense
- Department of Energy
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Department of Homeland Security
- Department of the Interior
- Department of Justice
- Department of Labor
- Department of State
- Department of the Treasury
- Department of Transportation
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Federal Trade Commission
- Inter-America Foundation
- Millennium Challenge Corporation
- Peace Corps
- U.S. African Development Foundation
- U.S. Agency for International Development
- U.S. Trade Development Agency
ForeignAssistance.gov provides multiple ways to explore the data. Most commonly, users may choose to drill down by country, sector, agency, and year on the map. Learn more about the reporting agencies and the data currently available.
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