For Journalists

journalists05Over $130 billion are spent in development aid every year. Where does it all go? To do what? With what success?

The Internet gives access to a wide variety of tools and resources for journalists to track and measure the impact of international aid, and to report on progress and challenges at the local level. It offers a fertile ground for background research and a treasure trove of untold stories, at very limited cost to news editors.

In reality, very few journalists from developing countries have the capacity to navigate the maze of online aid information and data, to verify their findings and put them into perspective. Tracking money flows online and offline, and reporting on the impact of aid programs in an accurate, fair, balanced and accessible way require some skills and a proper strategy.