Our goal is to increase the supply of and demand for open aid data, building the capacity of our stakeholders to collaboratively leverage it for the improved ability to plan, manage, and coordinate aid-related decision making, leading to enhanced development outcomes.



The Open Aid Partnership (OAP) helps stakeholders gain access to the World Bank’s open data repositories to enhance their own aid information management programs.


Endorsed by governments, practitioners, and clients from around the world, OAP bridges the gap between these different groups.


We've digitized, standardized, and geocoded tens of thousands of aid projects from our client country partners, consolidating that information into a single, searchable source.



April 06, 2016 - by Daniel Nogueira-Budny

NAIROBI, Kenya - One data journalist utilized it as a data source for a story on solar energy in Makueni County. Another accessed the data for inclusion in a piece on sanitary napkin distribution in East Pokot. Development partners (DPs) reported relying upon the data to coordinate development activities in...

April 05, 2016 - by Laura Manley

Around the world, people are using data to make critically important decisions. Patients are choosing better doctors and hospitals, while parents and students are choosing schools that offer the best education. Farmers are learning which crops, and what planting cycles, will give them the best yields. And citizens are tracking...

April 04, 2016 - by Daniel Nogueira-Budny

Representatives of the Kenyan government and NGOs and specialists from the Open Aid Partnership and the World Bank Group gathered on Feb. 26 to discuss the impact of open aid initiatives in the country. The event, “The State and Impact of Open Aid Initiatives in Kenya,” presented the findings of...

October 15, 2015 - by Daniel Nogueira-Budny

According to many social scientists, resource-rich countries are often “cursed”: their vast natural wealth does not lift all boats, but rather, paradoxically leads to economic devastation and the stagnation of political development. While dependence on foreign aid should not lead to Dutch disease, it could hamper democratic reforms. How can...