The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

Launching Senegal’s ambitious twenty-year national development strategy in 2015, President Macky Sall emphasized data as central for the country to meet its development goals. This Emerging Senegal Plan identified education and health as pilot sectors for a new initiative to place data at the center of budget allocation decisions.

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Heidelberg University and AidData are pleased to announce the selection of twelve proposals for papers to be presented at a workshop on tracking international aid from emerging economies to be held this September in Heidelberg, Germany.

New land emerges from the sea at the US$1.4 billion Chinese-backed Port City project near Sri Lanka’s main port,

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Data for Development in Africa was a two-day event demonstrating how data innovation can improve lives and livelihoods across the region. Graphic by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

On June 29-30, more than 300 representatives from country governments, regional bodies, the private sector,

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For more than a decade, Afrobarometer and AidData have independently provided policymakers, practitioners, and researchers with granular data about what is happening on the ground in Africa. Two years ago, our organizations recognized that a broad array of new insights would be discoverable if we could combine our data on development investments with data on local governance,

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Bon voyage and congratulations to the 2017 AidData Summer Fellows! Earlier this month the Fellows scattered out to NGOs across the globe. Photo by Morgan Goad for AidData.

This June, ten host organizations around the world welcomed twelve undergraduate and graduate students to serve as AidData Summer Fellows for 2017.

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As nationalist forces take hold in the U.S. and Europe, policymakers are asking fundamental questions about the value of multilateral institutions that provide development finance. Do these institutions provide good value-for-money? What are their comparative strengths and weaknesses? How do they compare to their bilateral counterparts?

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