State and USAID embrace data visualization to promote missions

The State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development are expanding data visualization projects in an effort to promote greater understanding of — and foster solutions for — global challenges ranging from hunger to anti-Semitism.

In one example, officials want to make the data that’s available at Foreignassistance.gov, part of President Obama’s Open Government Initiative that provides an overview of U.S. foreign assistance funds, more valuable to users by allowing them to generate their own charts based on the information they need. Several projects have recently been launched, including a map of sexual orientation and gender identity issues in South and Central Asia.

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Information taken directly from: Nextgov

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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