The new beta of U.S. Department of State’s ForeignAssistance.gov shows how government can leverage the power of data and visualizations to communicate the story behind its mission deliverables.
The country and category pages, Tanzania and economic development for example, are beautifully done with concise text and clean, flat layouts. The explore feature visually shows where money is allocated using a drill-down map that makes it easier to see how foreign assistance is being distributed globally. The “download data” feature is prominently accessible everywhere.
According to State, the project took a year to develop. ForeignAssistance.gov first launched in 2010 to “increase aid transparency and serve as a mechanism for users to view, analyze, and track foreign assistance data from across the U.S. Government.”