Knowing where aid projects are located is important for making aid allocation decisions and evaluating the effectiveness of development projects. But if you want to know what is actually happening on the ground, you can’t stop there. But really detailed information about how projects are being implemented is typically only held by the people who implement these projects.
This is a modified version of a post originally published on Development Gateway’s blog
What could you do with information on 2 million foreign aid contracts at your fingertips? We’re pleased to unveil a new dataset and visualization app from AidData partner Development Gateway. Read below to get the story about what’s in the data and how this came about.
AidData is pleased to announce that it is requesting expressions of interest to undertake new research that (a) uses rigorous empirical methods to analyze sub-nationally geocoded development finance data, and (b) has significant potential to inform development policy and decision-making.