Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration

The three principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration form the cornerstone of an Open Government. 

Transparency promotes accountability by providing the public with information about what the Government is doing.  

Participation allows members of the public to contribute ideas and expertise so that their government can make policies with the benefit of information that is widely dispersed in society. 

Collaboration improves the effectiveness of Government by encouraging partnerships and cooperation within the Federal Government, across levels of government, and between the Government and private institutions.

Learn more about the Open Government Initiative here.


USADF Open Government Initiatives


Online Grant and Project Information – All recent and active USADF project grants are now viewable online, in the map section of each country page . This information includes project locations, project photographs, project budgets, and specific project goals an objectives.

Social Media – USADF utilizes social media platforms such as FacebookTwitter and YouTube  to make current program information readily available to the public. These sources may be accessed from the bottom of each web page.

Foreign Assistance Dashboard – USADF is proud to announce that its data is available to the public on the U.S. Foreign Assistance Dashboard. The Foreign Assistance Dashboard is an easy way to access information on foreign assistance investments for many U.S. government programs. USADF is only the second agency to provide all levels of data for the last five years: budget planning, obligation, spent, and transaction data. Click here to view USADF data. 

Additional Online Information – To increase accountability and promote informed participation by the public, USADF has expanded access to more information, now available online for downloads in open formats.



No Fear Act Equal Employment Opportunity Report

The Notification of Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act), Public Law 207-174, was signed into law by President George W. Bush on May 15, 2002, and became effective October 1, 2003. Its purpose is to increase the accountability of Federal agencies for violations of anti-discrimination and whistleblower protection laws.

One of the requirements of the No FEAR Act is for Federal agencies to post on their public website statistical data concerning complaints of employment discrimination. This data is updated on a quarterly basis. To download USADF’s latest NO FEAR Act report, click here.