Reid Porter


Reid Porter joined the InterAction team in 2017 as the Director of Data and Innovation. He leads InterAction’s efforts to promote the use of data, technology, and innovation in the NGO sector. This includes advocating for greater transparency and coordination by using open data standards, promoting the work of InterAction members on NGO Aid Map, and equipping NGOs to amplify their impact using innovative finance instruments like impact investing, performance-based contracts, and more. Reid also co-leads InterAction’s Evaluation and Program Effectiveness Working Group, a community of practice that supports M&E, knowledge management, and open data professionals.

Prior to joining InterAction, Reid was a director and product manager at Amida Technology Services, a data-technology company focused on resolving complex problems in data access, interoperability, analysis, and security. Before that, he supported global- and project-level M&E activities at Pact as the Senior Results and Measurement Specialist. Reid has also contributed to and led several GIS research projects, most recently with Innovations for Peace and Development.

Reid holds a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Geography and GISci (Geographic Information Science) also from UT-Austin.

Net Neutrality Beyond the U.S.

by Reid Porter and Soshana Hashmie

OpenAg at IATI Technical Advisory Group

Jambo! Last week OpenAg joined many other members of the IATI Community (over 150!) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to participate in TAG 2017, the meeting of the Technical Advisory Group.

Coming Soon: New Tools for Publishing and Using IATI Data

Despite all of our collective progress towards more open data and more transparent funding, the simplest questions can still stump us. Take for instance this real-life, time-sensitive inquiry: “How much does DFID spend to combat illegal fishing? Need to know by noon.” Ideally, a quick search of investment data from OECD DACD-Portal, or the IATI Registry would allow one to triangulate an answer, but not always (go ahead, try it!).

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