EU DONOR ATLAS 2012
The EU Donor Atlas has six sections:
Global Trends, where aggregate data on EU aid are presented Accountability, which includes data on the commitments made by EU Member States and their achievements MDGs , with data on the Millennium Development Goals and related aid Conflict and Fragility offering data on countries in or emerging from conflicts Education, Population and Health with an in depth review of aid in these sectors.
For each section, you have access to an interactive site to customize your search as needed ( data by geography, year, currency...) A set of Infographics is available for selected topics: snapshots on global trends (scaling up ODA, Africa the top receiver continent..)
By clicking on any interactive tabs on the right hand-side, you will be able to move to inside pages with maps, charts and data.
The structure of the inside pages is as shown in Figure 2.
This interactive map indicates two levels of information: What are the needs of developing countries and where the official development assistance is concentrated. Item 1 (on the left hand-side in Figure 2) shows two tabs:
1. Development Cooperation 2. Development Indicators
The difference is simple: Development cooperation provides data on aid to developing countries, while development indicators allow understanding the needs in various sectors, from education to environment, from health to water and sanitation and so on. The default view is Development C ooperation. If you click on the right tab (Development Indicators), you reach the image shown in Figure 2 above.
Item 2 allows choosing the indicators you want to use. On aid the choice is between Euros and dollars, constant and current prices, for development indicators there is a longer list whose definition is made available by clicking on the question mark on the right. Item 3 is a series of dropdown lists that allow you to narrow your search by donor, recipient, year and so on. Alternatively you can navigate the data by clicking on the map (item 4). At any time, you can switch from maps to chart or tables.
On item 5, you can find legends for maps or charts as well as sources of data (usually OECD DAC for aid data and World Bank databases for development indicators).
Items 6 includes a series of tools that allow you to share the page easily with your network, export data in CSV format for use in spreadsheets, or print the page with a standardised layout.
The tabs in item 7 will allow you to navigate through the six topics of the Atlas or go back to the home page.
HOW TO NAVIGATE THE ATLAS: AN EXAMPLE
Maps are easy to navigate. In the following example we navigate a map in the Global Trends section.
Figures 3 and 4 show how we move from the Home Page to the Global Trends section by clicking on the relevant tab.
After clicking on the link the following page will appear (see Fig 4)
After clicking on the link the following page will appear:
Let’s now select Spain to learn more about Spain partner countries. Spain will move to the top right corner of the map, coloured with lighter or deeper blue depending on the size of its overall aid programme. A legend on the map will show the overall values in Euro or US$ as shown in Figure 6 below.
We can now focus on Spain aid programme towards Latin America and the Caribbean by clicking on the continent or using the drop-down menu on the right hand-side. At any time we can switch to a chart or a table by clicking on the relevant icon under the map.
We now focus on Brazil by clicking on it (Figure 8). At this point we will see the country and a pop up with the total amount. By using the dropdown on the right, we can select specific sectors at any time in the process. Subsectors are available only for the Health and Education sections of the Atlas.
We can switch to charts and table by clicking on one of the items inside the red rectangle on Figure 8.
The following chart will appear.
The menu on the chart allows to animate it (play button on the bottom), select sector, region and compare the evolution of aid for one particular country (see above example for Brazil)
We can also change charts features as shown on Figure 10 where we make the size of the circles proportional to values or the type can be changed to bar chart or line by clicking on the tabs on top of the chart
Finally by clicking on the Table tab, data can be show as in Figure 11 below Figure 11
As discussed at the beginning you can share, export or print any page of the Atlas.
To share just click on the share icon on top, as shown in Figure 12 and follow instructions on screen.
To print, once again click on the icon on the top right corner and you will be able to print the page with the layout shown on Figure 13.
Finally you can export data in CSV format by clicking on the Export icon. The window shown on Figure 14 will appear. Just select and copy the table on screen or click on the spreadsheet icon to save it locally.
USING THE MY ATLAS SECTION
The section can be reached from the bottom of the home page. It allows you to essentially run a query on our database. For instance: “How much ODA in Current Euros have EU Donors given to All Developing Countries in 2010 for All Sectors ? ” . All red terms can be customize. See example below. If a question is not available and you think it could be useful for others, just write to us and we will add it.
Figure 15 shows one of the available questions that you can customise by selecting items on the dropdown menus.