The U.S. Agency for International Development is committed to the President's Open Government initiative, upholding the values of transparency, participation, and collaboration in tangible ways that benefit the American people

  • Transparency. Government should provide citizens with information about what their government is doing so that government can be held accountable.
  • Participation. Government should actively solicit expertise from outside Washington so that it makes policies with the benefit of the best information.
  • Collaboration. Government officials should work together with one another and with citizens as part of doing their job of solving national problems.

USAID is working to support innovative applications of development data by the public sector, private sector, donors, partners and beneficiaries. We have built 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)

Do you have feedback on any of these APIs? Please give us feedback on the USAID GitHub account

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.

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. provides a view of U.S. Government foreign assistance funds and enables users to examine, research, and track aid investments in a standard and easy-to-understand format.

Demographic and Health Surveys

The DHS Program Application Programming Interface (API) provides software developers access to aggregated indicator data from The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program. The API can be used to create various applications to help analyze, visualize, explore and disseminate data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition from more than 90 countries.


AidData tracks more than $6 trillion dollars of development funds from over 90 donor agencies.  The data include funding through aid, foreign direct investment and remittances.