NCBA CLUSA Announced as the Winner of InterAction’s NGO Aid Map Data Quality Award

After a five month competition, with over 30 organizations entering to win and working to improve their data on NGO Aid Map, NCBA CLUSA took the top prize of $10,000 and title of NGO Aid Map Data Quality Award Winner for 2015.  NCBA CLUSA is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the U.S. and an international development organization. It became an InterAction member in 2012 and started providing data to NGO Aid Map in May 2014.

NCBA CLUSA obtained a top score of 102 (out of 105 possible points) by providing timely, comprehensive, and complete information. All of NCBA CLUSA projects on NGO Aid Map include budget, donor, and administration level one information, which helped the organization improve their completeness score. To gain full marks in the timeliness score, NCBA CLUSA provided information about all new projects to NGO Aid Map less than 90 days after the project started.

According to NCBA CLUSA, participating in the competition led to internal conversations about data and data quality, including a new institutional focus on knowledge management and how to better showcase their work on a redesigned website.

“We are excited that we have great organizations like NCBA CLUSA dedicated to providing quality information to the site, making it a more useful tool. And we would like to say thank you to all organizations that entered this competition. We hope that the other InterAction members currently providing data continue to update and add more information to their projects,” said Julie Montgomery, Director of Innovation and Learning at InterAction and head of the NGO Aid Map.

Frontrunners for the Data Quality Award included All Hands Volunteers and Solar Cookers International. InterAction and NGO Aid Map applaud all organizations that committed to aid transparency and quality data by participating in this competition and the NGO Aid Map initiative.

The award will be presented on November 17th at the event “NGO Aid Data and Transparency: So What?” in Washington, D.C. For more information on NGO Aid Map and the Data Quality Award visit www.interaction.org/work/ngoaidmap. Questions? Email our Mapping Team at MappingInfo@interaction.org.