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Welcome to the Helpdesk Open Data

This website is set up by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide a platform for discussion and support on the ministry’s guidelines, the IATI standard and organizational challenges in the implementation.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs attaches great importance to transparency and openness on our development cooperation efforts to development partners in developing countries. In order to be able to show what is being done, where, with whom and with which results, we rely on the openness of ourselves as well as all those partners we support. This is why we require from all partners (CSOs, multilateral organisations) we support that they provide us with the information and data according to our guidelines in the IATI standard.

For a brief introduction, watch how Open for Change explains the potential of open data for development:

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