Our team at WASHfunders.org is pleased to announce several new enhancements to the site.
The funding map now includes a data feed from the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). IATI is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve the transparency of aid. Following consultations with donor and developing countries, the initiative developed a common, open standard for the publication of aid information. The new tab of IATI data found in WASHfunders complements the OECD data currently available on the site and provides substantially more detailed information about aid flows, including project-level information, when available.
In addition, we have updated our full suite of development indicators on the funding map, including indicators for improved water source and improved sanitation. Most indicators now reflect 2011 and 2012 data.
Finally, as many of you know, we regularly update grantmaking data displayed on the map. Nearly 100 new grants have been added in the past two months. We have also added funder profiles for the Osprey Foundation and Fundacion Avina. If you would like your information included on WASHfunders, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collectively, these improvements continue to make WASHfunders a useful first stop for anyone interested in understanding the current state of water access and sanitation, as well as funding flows in support of WASH.
In the coming months, we’ll be adding new data streams to the site. If there are particular data feeds you would like to see integrated into WASHfunders, let us know in the comments section below.