A new generation of Openaid.se
Openaid.se is a web-based information service about Swedish aid built on open government data. It enables the public, aid actors and other stakeholders to follow when, to whom and for what purposes aid funds have been disbursed, and with what results. Openaid.se has now been re-launched with an increased focus on the usability of the web site.
This new version of the aid tracker brings a lot of new features – both visible and in the backend system. It is more focused on the professional user, thus making the site a quick but powerful tool to find the data you need. One new feature is the top navigation which is structured like a sentence which filters the data. It states from who, to whom, via which organisation, for what purpose, and in which year – giving you the basic tools needed to filter the data, which then can be grouped and sorted. You can also make a comparison with another such sentence by adding comparative data.
The new Openaid.se presents either a graph that shows data over time or a map that gives a quick geographical overview. Depending on your choice of recipient and/or organisation you will also be presented with overview data on the recipient/organisation in the right column.
Another new function is that you can always choose to view a full list of all the activities, that can range from one to several thousands, depending on your filtering choices. You can also, at any time, choose to download an Excel compatible csv-file containing all the activities.
More information, including a smaller graph, is shown when you dig into the details by clicking on an activity. You can also choose to look at the full activity sheet, where you will find any document links available at the activity level.
Some changes are not that visible for the average user – such as the fact that Openaid.se now runs on IATI data from the IATI Datastore. An important choice in the development of the tracker was to build it so that it will work for anyone who publishes IATI data and wants to visualize the data on their own tracker.