The Earthquake response transparency portal tracks national and international financial flows and the use of these funds for the relief and reconstruction activities in Nepal after the April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks.


The portal tries to establish a holistic picture of the earthquake response by capturing

  • Transaction data

    Data on funds given and received by all kinds of organisations, including: private, government, and multilateral; NGOs, UN agencies and the Red Cross; national and international.

  • Project data

    Data about the use of funds by the involved organizations.

The data are taken from a variety of primary and secondary sources. To keep our own work transparent each record includes its source and we are making our best effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the data.

Please see also our how to page to get a feeling for what can be done with the data and what the limitations are.


The overarching objective of the portal is to support the accountable and effective use of funds that are available for relief and reconstruction activities.

The portal and accompanying case studies support this by:

  • Establishing traceability for financial flows starting from their original source, via potentially many intermediaries, to implementing organizations which expend the funds for goods and services in the affected districts.

  • Providing a local-level overview of who is doing what, where

By providing more comprehensive data on the earthquake response than that which is currently available, from the full range of various actors, the portal provides the basis for other activities. Examples for such activities are:

  • Inquiries regarding the actual results on the ground from certain projects (“follow the money-approach”).

  • Avoiding duplication of efforts in the planning stage of projects.