Foreign examples have taught us impressive lessons about the benefits of disclosing developmental aid as open data. Lessons include that this data creates a more transparent and efficient aid sector, causing donors and tax payers to become more involved in it.Moreover, the development of multiple internet and mobile apps on the basis of open aid becomes possible. Due to such apps, information on aid becomes easy to oversee, understand and consult.
The Open Aid Data network, made up of partners such as OneWorld and NCDO, wishes to further stimulate the creation of open aid data apps. Special focus is placed on OneWorld in its capacity of journalistic medium as it has a paper as well as online monthly recurring issue.
The presence of an Open Aid Data network enables journalists to become tightly interwoven with a specialist network dealing with developmental aid, with it creating an hub for datajournalism expertise.