Initiative for Open Ag Funding : Partners

Initiative for Open Ag Funding

To implement the Initiative for Open Ag Funding, InterAction is partnering with Development Gateway, the Foundation Center, Publish What You Fund, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Open Data Services.


Development Gateway is a non-profit organization that delivers information solutions to the people on the front lines of international development work. Whether they are government policy makers deciding how to invest scarce resources, aid workers building schools and clinics, or citizens who want to have a voice in the development process, Development Gateway offers tools and advisory services that empower them to be more effective. We work behind the scenes to enable others to make a difference.

  • Taryn Davis | Senior Associate (email
  • Danny Walker | Data Analyst (email


Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit Foundation Center's website each day and are served in its five library/learning centers and at more than 450 Funding Information Network locations nationwide and around the world.

  • Lauren Bradford | Director of Global Partnerships (email)
  • Gabriela Fitz | Director of Knowledge Management Initiatives (email


Publish What You Fund is the global campaign for aid transparency. We believe that aid is a precious resource, and the people who benefit from aid have the right to determine how it is spent. We produce the Aid Transparency Index, an annual ranking that encourages donors to publish more information online. We work in close partnership with the International Aid Transparency Initiative, and are members of the IATI members’ assembly along with InterAction.

  • Rupert Simons | CEO (email
  • James Coe | Senior Advocacy Officer (email



Open Data Services provide technologies, support, and services relating to the production, standardization and use of open data. Our work includes assisting organizations from a variety of contexts to engage in open data standards such as Open Contracting, 360Giving and the International Aid Transparency Initiative. With services in technical development, data analysis, research, consultancy and training, we support activities that promote social impacts from open data. Open Data Services is operated as worker's co-operative, with members based across the UK. 


CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) leads action-oriented research to equip decision makers with the evidence required to develop food and agricultural policies that better serve the interests of poor producers and consumers, both men and women.  Led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), PIM is a collaboration among 14 CGIAR Research Centers and numerous international, regional, and national partners.

  • Melanie Bacou | Senior Program Manager (email