NGO Aid Map: Who is Doing What Where?


NGO Aid Map

“Who is doing what, where?”


By making data available to

NGOs, government, businesses and the public, we hope to improve accountability, transparency, and coordination

– which in turn can lead to improved, more effective programming.

Purpose of NGO Aid Map

• Demonstrate InterAction members’ commitment to transparency and accountability

• Facilitate partnerships and improve coordination among

NGOs, private sector, governments and donors

• Help NGOs and other actors make more informed decisions about where to direct resources

• Serve as a tool for advocacy and influencing policy

Participation, Visibility, Feedback

• Over 2,300 projects from 95 organizations

• Close to 50,000 visits from over 160 countries

• Most traffic generated from the direct link, Google searches, and Facebook

• Many blogs and other online media outlets promoting

NGO Aid Map

Transparency & Accountability

“I learned more about what was happening in Haiti in ten minutes of perusing the site than in the past ten months.”

-Business owner

“The map shows the scope of each agency's humanitarian work on the ground, which makes it a valuable tool for transparency and accountability.”

-Oxfam America

“The depth of information being displayed will set the bar high for other organizations…to supply similar information.”

-Anonymous feedback from the site

Partnerships & Coordination

“It is a great tool to understand what the donor landscape is and where international NGOs are concentrating their efforts. It allows us to better understand where there are overlaps and who the organizations should be coordinating their work with.”

-Feedback from website

“It will be a good tool for us in the field to know who else is involved in communities around Haiti. Good job and I hope this kind of design is done in other areas of the world.”

-Church World Service

Partnerships & Coordination

“As we seek to work in partnership with other NGOs, we would refer to the site to understand which NGOs work in each specific geographical area and their areas of expertise. As an agency that has had a long-term presence in Haiti, we’re often asked to refer other organizations operating in Haiti. This tool allows us to respond to such requests as it provides so much relevant information…all in one place. In this regard, it offers “one-stop shopping.”

-Save the Children

Improved Decision Making

“Haiti Aid Map is the first tool we reference when planning an assessment or when seeking to identify potential partners. It gives us a quick overview of who the major players in a geographic area and a snapshot of what they are implementing - and helps us to identify underserved geographic gaps and potential partners with similar approaches.”

-Mercy Corps

Advocacy &

Influencing Policy

Still trying to determine whether users are using it for advocacy purposes and influencing policy.

Additional Uses

• Students and universities use the data for research purposes

• Media and general public use the site to share information on NGOs’ work through blogs and other media outlets

• Members and others promoting their work through the site, Facebook and Twitter