The GreenBook

The Greenbook API is available on data.gov

Additional notes about the API: A RESTful API with json, xml, and csv access, interactive documentation, API keys, and code samples. More information on the API can be found here on data.gov

About the Dataset

This dataset is used to produce the "U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants" publication. The annual report to Congress on U.S foreign assistance flows is required by the Foreign Assistance Act, Section 634. To better understand the data it is suggested that first time users visit the "U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants" site at http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/. The "U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants" is the authoritative data set of U.S. foreign assistance.

The annual update of the "U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants," informally known as the "Greenbook," contains data of United States Government (USG) foreign assistance since 1945. Foreign assistance is categorized as either economic assistance or military assistance. Foreign assistance is reported by recipient country and organized by geographic region, without distinction between developed and developing countries. Any country which has received cumulative economic or military assistance over $500,000 since 1945 and is considered an "Independent State" by the U.S. Department of State merits an individual country reporting.

Additional notes on the dataset:

https://explore.data.gov/Foreign-Commerce-and-Aid/U-S-Overseas-Loans-and-Grants-Greenbook-/668u-5wrc/about

Download in CSV format

API URL:

http://explore.data.gov/resource/668u-5wrc.json

Response Format:

json, xml

Type:

HTTP GET

Authentication:

None required

Column IDs:

Assistance Type
Recipient Country
Program Name
Unit Name
Fiscal Year
Obligations ($US)

 

Data Parameters and Examples

Parameter Type Sample Values
Assistance Type text Economic
Recipient Country text Afghanistan
Program Name text Child Survival and Health
Unit Name text Historical $US
Obligations ($US) numerical string with dollar sign 2641222.85837744

Interact with the data:

 

Last updated: April 29, 2013

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