NGO Aid Map

InterAction and its members, as agents of change, believe in empowering ourselves and others with information to deliver better results for global change. We pool and share data about the work of InterAction members around the world through simple maps. NGO Aid Map gives a picture of international aid that would not exist otherwise.

NGO Aid Map collects information on NGOs' work at the project level and makes it accessible to donors, NGOs, businesses, governments and the public through an online, interactive mapping tool. Primarily focused on the work of InterAction members, the site aims to:
  • Make it as easy as possible to share data. If it’s not easy, organizations won’t keep providing information, and there’s little value to a map that never gets updated.
  • Present the data in a way that makes it simple to understand and use. Our site is designed to make it easy to find the information people are looking for, to help them make the decisions they need to make.
  • Make the data open and accessible. We know there are many ways to slice and dice data. That’s why we’ve made it possible to download the data on every page of the site.
  • Do no harm. While we are strong advocates of openness, we realize there can be negative consequences to sharing data. We let organizations know that they should only share information if it is safe to do so, and review data that has been submitted to make sure there isn't anything that could put someone in harm's way.
  • Collaborate with like-minded organizations also working to make more information available. NGO Aid Map is just one piece of the puzzle. By working with organizations that also see the value in open data, we hope to create a more complete picture of what is happening with international aid.  

What can you do with NGO Aid Map?

  • Explore and learn about NGO projects
  • Find new NGO partners
  • Download and analyze the data

With over 1,300 projects from more than 65 organizations, NGO Aid Map currently focuses on six areas: Haiti, food security globally, the Horn of Africa, China, Mexico and India.

Data is provided by our members on a voluntary basis, so the map is a partial picture of what our community does. Projects are continuously being added, so we encourage you to visit often to learn more about the work of our members.

The initiative will feature a global map in all sector areas in 2014. A global expansion is not possible without the help of InterAction members to pilot and test the new map. If you would like to learn more, email us at mappinginfo@interaction.org.

Food Security Aid Map

If you are an InterAction member and would like to contribute data to NGO Aid Map, email mappinginfo@interaction.org.

NGO Aid Map News

Monthly Newsletter: If you would like to receive monthly updates on NGO Aid Map and other mapping related news, email mappinging@interaction.org.

Blog Series: NGO Aid Map produced a blog series looking at the lessons learned and challenges encountered over the two years since our initiative launched. This series was written by Laia Grino, Manager of Transparency, Accountability and Results at InterAction.

Mapping/GIS Email List

Interested in learning more about providing and using geospatial information? InterAction members can join the email list for the Mapping/GIS Working Group.