The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

Seventeen goals to transform our world, the Sustainable Development Goals, aka the SDGs, aka the Global Goals, encompass 169 targets and 230 indicators, and come with a price tag of $3-5 trillion per year.

Now that the world has agreed on 17 goals, 169 targets and 230 indicators for the SDGs, the dialogue is shifting towards the “price tag” the SDGs come with. Estimates on this abound,

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Editor's Note: In a recent installment of the AidData Working Paper series, "Does Foreign Aid Fuel Trust," researchers Dr. Alexandra D'Onofrio and Dr. Giuseppe Maggio hypothesize that foreign aid has a demonstrative impact on a commonly considered proxy of social capital and determinant of future growth: trust. In this guest post,

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After a nominating process with 117 student submissions, the AidData Center for Development Policy is pleased to announce our AidData Summer Fellows class of 2016. This year’s 16 fellows will assist host organizations in Bangladesh, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Uganda.

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AidData is pleased to announce that our Core Research Release (Version 3.0) is now available for public download at AidData.org

AidData’s Core Research Release (Version 3.0) is our most comprehensive dataset tracking international development finance;

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In a new AidData working paper entitled “Apples and Dragon Fruits,” we analyze the factors that motivate China’s provision of official financing from China to Africa.

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Tags: EconomistTUFFApples and Dragon FruitsODAChina in AfricaAfricaglobal developmentUNGAchinese development financedevelopment financetracking development finance

Local politicians and bureaucrats in low- and middle-income countries play a crucial role in the distribution of aid dollars, acting as gatekeepers in determining which constituents receive aid, and to what degree that assistance is effective. In Ghana for example, district governments spend about 80 percent of their budgets on development projects, including schools, health clinics, etc.

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Tags: RFAUSAIDGhanaHESNgeocodinggeospatial analysis

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