Developer Resources

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USAID is working to support innovative applications of development data by the public sector, private sector, donors, partners and beneficiaries. We have built USAID.gov/developer to connect citizen developers with the tools they need to unlock government data to increase transparency, collaboration, and impact.

Software developers, researchers and partners are encouraged to use these resources to build tools to do development differently.

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Datasets

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Development Experience Clearinghouse API

The Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) is the largest online resource for USAID funded technical and project materials for international development, with assets dating back to 1945. Over 190,000 USAID technical and program documents with more than 155,500 available for electronic download and growing everyday.


Development Credit Authority: Utilization and Claims API

USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA) works with investors, local financial institutions, and development organizations to design and deliver investment alternatives that unlock financing for U.S. Government priorities. This dataset is the complete list of all USAID partial credit guarantees since DCA was established in 1999.


Development Credit Authority: Loan Transactions API

USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA) works with investors, local financial institutions, and development organizations to design and deliver investment alternatives that unlock financing for U.S. Government priorities. This dataset is the complete list of all private loans made under USAID's DCA since it was established in 1999.


U.S. Official Development Assistance (ODA) Database

Annual funding by the U.S. Government to countries and territories on the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development(OECD) Development Assistance Committee(DAC) list of ODA Recipients, and to multilateral development institutions.


U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants (Greenbook) API

A complete historical record of all foreign assistance provided by the United States to the rest of the world back to 1946. It is a companion to the annual report to Congress, U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants, Obligations and Loan Authorizations-commonly known as the Greenbook.


United States Trade Capacity Building Assistance

Survey data that identifies and quantifies the U.S. Government's trade capacity building (TCB) activities in developing countries and transitional economies, including the funding levels for the period covering FY1999-FY2011 and summary activity descriptions of each of the project activities, for the period covering FY2002-FY2011.


Feed the Future: Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey

The Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey dataset is a thorough assessment of current standard of food security in Bangladesh taken from 2011-2012. The dataset also includes all baseline surveys of nearly 6,500 households made under the USAID-led Feed the Future initiative, and will be used to measure progress over the next five years.


Feed the Future: Ghana Baseline Survey

These baseline surveys of nearly 5,000 households in Ghana capture all indicators outlined by the Feed the Future Initiative, and will be used to measure progress over the next five years.


Feed the Future: Women's Empowerment Agriculture Index

The Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index-developed by USAID, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)-tracks women's engagement in agriculture in five areas: production, resources, income, leadership, and time use. Unlike any other tool, it also measures women's empowerment relative to men within their households, providing a more robust understanding of gender dynamics within households and communities.


Famine Early Warning System Network: Market Price Differential Dataset

This dataset documents ten years, from 2002 to 2012, of cereal price fluctuations across twenty-five African countries. These numbers provide a month-by-month record of the degree and scope of price crises as well as undisturbed cereal markets in Africa.

This dataset is derived from a 2013 household baseline survey conducted in South Sudan’s Greenbelt region as part of an impact evaluation of the Food, Agribusiness, and Rural Markets (FARM) Project. It contains information on more than 1,200 households on a variety of indicators and will be compared to data collected in the future on the same individuals in order to measure the project’s effectiveness and its impact on improving agricultural conditions in the Greenbelt region of the country (Central, Western and Eastern Equatoria states).

Last updated: August 25, 2014

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