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No More Flying Blind: Join the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

Courtesy image: Nina Frazier. Salon Magazine, 2/4/10.

On Monday, September 28, AidData will join with government, private sector, and civil society leaders to launch the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. The kickoff of this partnership is well-timed.

"The West Can Keep Their 'Aid'": Uganda Looks East for Infrastructure

Members of the Uganda Economics Association debate Uganda’s record-high 2015/2016 budget, whose main focus is investment in the infrastructure sector.

On a recent trip to Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park, located some 260km outside of the capital city of Kampala, I passed over the enormous Karuma hydroelectric power plant,

Introducing the Next Generation of Development Innovators: AidData's Student Shark Tank Makes a Splash

Students who presented at AidData’s Student Shark Tank Competition

With support from USAID’s Global Development Lab (GDL), AidData invested this summer in the next generation of development innovators by hosting the AidData “Shark Tank”,

Nutrition Aid: Do We Have the Full Picture?

The international development community has made great strides over the past fifteen years to eradicate hunger by prioritizing nutrition-specific spending initiatives, as advocated by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In 1990, before the MDGs were instituted, an estimated 12 million children under the age of five died across the globe — primarily because of malnutrition. By 2010,

Take Our Uganda Geocoded Data for a Test Drive and Make Your Own Map

Map visualization of development finance to Uganda from 1978 to 2014 as reported into Uganda’s Aid Management Platform and available as a downloadable dataset via

Last week, we announced the arrival of AidData’s Level 1A data product which includes several improvements that make our geocoded datasets easier to use than ever before. This week,

Asking the Right Questions: AidData's Survey Practice

In 2002, then-President George W. Bush announced the need for “a new compact for global development, defined by new accountability for both rich and poor nations alike.” He planned to increase U.S. foreign assistance funding to establish the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA),

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