The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

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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“Generalizations across country experience are never easy, but one factor that is likely to matter in many developing countries is the geographic and sectoral pattern of growth.”

Martin Ravallion

In 1990,

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Tags: MDGpovertyglobal developmentpakistanNigeriaworld healthSDGgoalsMillennium Development Goals

Publish What You Fund

Reboot recently released a report expounding on “How the Governance Data Community can Understand Users and Influence Government Decisions.” The report contains a lot of words of wisdom regarding how to approach increasing

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St. Lucia’s Beauséjour Stadium, constructed in 2002 for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

Over the past several decades, The Caribbean and its countries have experienced a great deal of economic and political change as needs and priorities have shifted.

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Tags: caribbeanlesser antillesgreater antillesdevelopment financeTUFFChinaDACnon-daciatiOECDAMPdevelopment gateway

Accessibility is one of the key attributes of ‘open’ data. With this in mind, AidData is excited to announce several improvements to our upcoming geocoded datasets that will lower barriers to entry for end users who want to see who is funding what and where they are siting their investments. Collectively, we refer to this suite of improvements as a “Level 1A” data product.

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As the ongoing debate continues over whether financial assistance is an effective way to improve development outcomes, the politicization of aid is one factor that some scholars suggest makes it harder for aid to reach the places where there is the most need or opportunity.

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