Visualizing private American water, sanitation, and health (WASH) funding 2


Greetings, and welcome back to our blog! It was a busy summer for all of us at WASH For All, and we have let this blog lay fallow for a whole season.

To get your attention back here where it belongs, we’ve put together an eye-catching dynamic visualization of the financial relationships between private-sector American donors and recipients of funding for international Water, Sanitation, and Health (WASH) development projects.

Graph network of private American WASH funding relationships

click to explore!

The original idea comes from Ben Mann, who assembled data from washfunders.org and explored the dataset as a static network visualization. Ben’s work is great, but the output was limited by his blog’s hosting restrictions (no ajax, no fancy javascript, keep that noise down you darn kids, etc). Here at WASH For All we have none of those restrictions, so we’ve expanded on Ben’s work using the amazing d3.js data visualization library. In the picture above, the circles are donors and recipients (scaled by the size of their budgets), and the links indicate the year and relative amount of each funding transaction.

Click the picture or follow this link to see more: Visualizing private American WASH funding. As always, send us your comments and come back for more!

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2 thoughts on “Visualizing private American water, sanitation, and health (WASH) funding

  • Christopher Cline

    That is really awesome. It’s just the sort of thing I wish I had time to build. There are so many datasets which could really benefit from being imported into an interactive visualization. Nice work. I hope the Water Institute can jump on board soon and start creating similar tools.