Openaid.se visualises all of Sweden's aid to the world based on open government data. The website shows when, to whom and for what purposes Swedish aid funds have been allocated, and what the results are. The website is a collaboration between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Other agencies and ministries that handle aid funds are also presented on the site.
The site was launched after a transparency guarantee was introduced to Swedish development assistance in 2010. The guarantee means that all public documents and public information on aid need to be made available online. The information must explain when, to whom and why money has been made available, and what results have been achieved. By providing access to aid data, the Swedish government aims to increase transparency and accountability.
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