AidData Summer Fellows

AidData Summer Fellows

AidData Summer Fellows improve the capacity of civil society in developing countries to use geocoded data, which localizes development funding and activities down to the district, town or street corner level. Funded by USAID, summer fellows embed with local universities, think tanks and civil society groups for two to three months, equipping local organizations with the skills to use this data in program planning, advocacy and research.

In June 2014, twenty-one student researchers from seven universities deployed to Nepal, Uganda, Timor-Leste, Senegal and Mexico to serve as AidData Summer Fellows. They assisted twelve civil society organizations to incorporate subnational aid and development data into their daily work.