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How TUFF Is It To Track Chinese Aid? Insights from Beijing’s Latest White Paper on Foreign Aid

Despite China’s growing reputation for investing in the development of other countries, they have been historically reluctant to provide details regarding what they are funding and where. Last week, China’s State Council published a white paper providing an overview of its funding for overseas development activities and its 2010-2012 aid delivery framework.

AidData’s Geospatial Database Analyst Albert Decatur leads a data-driven journalism session with the YALI fellows

This Week: Can Open Data Transform the Future of Africa’s Development?

Five hundred Washington Fellows who have been in the U.S. over the past six weeks for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) are getting ready to head home.  But first, they are convening in Washington, D.C. for a Presidential Summit, which will be streamed live on July 28.

China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Toward a Beijing Consensus?

At the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in May, Chinese Finance Minister Jiwei Lou proposed the creation of a new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) by the end of this year. With an anticipated operating capital of $50 billion — half of which would come from China — the AIIB would be roughly one third the size of the ADB with the potential to grow larger over t

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This Week: Enhancing development BRIC by BRIC

Leaders of the BRICS nations, from left, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, China’s President Xi Jinping and South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, pose for a group photo during the BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (Silvia Izquierdo/Associated Press).

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Mapping a Trail to AidData

It started with a drought.

Back in the winter of 2007, Georgia, USA experienced one of the worst droughts on record. Lake Lanier, one of the primary water sources for the 5 million residents of the state capital, was approaching a level at which no additional water could be drawn. Fingers were pointed in every direction, politicians made long-winded speeches,

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US Private Foundation Data and the Total Resource Envelope

The development landscape is changing and the portfolio of resources that countries have to plan for their future development is more diverse than ever. Aid remains an important piece of the puzzle, but there is a need to capture a more complete picture of who is funding what, where and to what effect. In October 2013,

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