Following the launch of the new FTS database and website in January 2017, technical developments and the production of new features have continued at full speed. In our first few months since launch, we have been fine tuning the functionality of the database, enhancing its technical capabilities, and adding new elements to the website to help you navigate through and digest large amounts of data.
One enhancement is the newly added data tab on the global summary page—check out the new Global Summary Data Tab here. The new page helps you aggregate, sort, and filter total global funding data—including by recipient country, donor, recipient organization,and sector—in the way that works best for you.
We are also pleased to announce a new feature on the FTS homepage that allows you to view data related to appeals, affected countries, and donors using map views and list views. The list views enhance usability by providing a sortable overview of key data points, such as appeal coverage,total requirements, total funding received, or total contributions by donor, making the new homepage a one-stop shop for all of the top-line data that you need. The feature also includes a toggle to switch between years of interest, making it easier for you to compare historical and current data with just a few clicks of the mouse.
As we continue to brainstorm, design, and roll out new features for the FTS website, we would love to hear from you. To ensure that the new FTS remains relevant, user friendly, and adaptable, we must understand your needs and build improvements that will enhance your user experience. Thank you for your valuable feedback over these past five months, and we encourage you to keep us informed of any additional features that you would like to see.
To provide feedback, just click on the ‘Help us improve tab’ on the right-hand side of every FTS page. We look forward to hearing from you!
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