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Foreign Assistance Dashboard Update


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 21, 2013

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The Foreign Assistance Dashboard (www.foreignassistance.gov), a key deliverable of the U.S. Government’s Open Government Partnership National Action Plan, promotes the Administration’s commitment to openness and transparency. The Dashboard serves as a dynamic tool to visualize foreign assistance data, and continues to expand with more robust datasets. The Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget request data for State and USAID is now available on the Dashboard. The FY 2014 budget request data on the Dashboard is reflective of the FY 2014 Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ) for State and USAID Foreign Operations, which is also available online in pdf versions.

The Foreign Assistance Dashboard serves as a tool for users to access U.S. foreign assistance data by country, sector, and agency in an easy-to-understand format. The site provides a visual presentation of foreign assistance data in a standardized and user-friendly way. Data on the site can be manually queried, filtered, and downloaded by users for further analysis. The Dashboard has become the U.S. Government’s main tool for improving foreign aid transparency with over 480,000 visitors since its initial launch in December 2010.

The Dashboard continues to expand with the goal of including detailed foreign assistance budget, financial, and program data from all U.S. Government agencies that fund or implement foreign assistance in accordance with the OMB Bulletin 12-01.

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 of the website. Comments, questions, or suggestions can be submitted through the Contact Us form on the site.



PRN: 2013/0780



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