European Commission launches new open platform on EU aid

European Commission launches new open platform on EU aid

The European Commission has just launched a new and user-friendly tool to help stakeholders access and use EU aid data: the EU Aid Explorer.

Thanks to the EU Aid Explorer, the EU and its Member States will remain among the most transparent donors in the world. The Explorer offers an overview and details of all EU programmes and projects since 2007. It includes over one million entries.

The European Commission’s Director-General for International Cooperation and Development Stefano Manservisi commented: “I am convinced that easy access to reliable aid data is essential. Not only is it a guarantee of transparency and accountability – it also helps partner countries in their planning processes and the EU itself in working better together to achieve the sustainable development goals.”

EU Aid Explorer contains data on major donors such as the European Commission, the EU Trust Funds, the European Investment Bank and all 28 EU Member States.

The Commission has introduced the EU Aid Explorer to encourage development practitioners, partner countries, media, academia and the general public to use the data and thus make development and humanitarian assistance more effective. The new EU Aid Explorer has a robust filtering capacity so that browsing is quick and reliable. A lot of effort has been put into ensuring the accuracy of the financial figures.

Original source: European Commission
Published on 28 March 2019