The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

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One fundamental question reigned at the 2011 Busan High Level Forum for Aid Effectiveness: would China sign the Busan declaration? The importance of the BRICS, especially China, in development finance was no longer disputed - these countries were key players and their participation in the declaration was essential.

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Recapping the launch of the 2014 ATI and the Independent Expert Advisory Group's "Data Revolution for Development" comment period, plus, we introduce the third in our Project Pulse: Project in Focus series - Côte d’Ivoire's Post-Crisis Multisector Institutional Support Project.

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A humanitarian crisis lurks in the seemingly peaceful palms of the world’s small-island developing states – an estimated 52 island nations will become uninhabitable due to rising sea levels within the next 100 years.

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Tags: SIDSUNdevelopingstatesMDGsustainabilityclimate

Originally posted by InterAction, this recap of the "Why Transparency Matters" blog series includes the NGO Aid Map-hosted Google Hangout from October 6th, 2014. Samantha Custer, Director of Policy and Communications at AidData, participated in the event.

Leading transparency practitioners are discussing the challenges of transparency and opening the conversation to the public.

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Tags: transparencyinteractionopengovernmentdataoxfam americadevelopment initiativesPublish What You FundOpen Aid Partnership

Over the last year, AidData has been working to shed light on new and historical sources of foreign development data. In the second post of a 7-part series, we examine South-South Cooperation.

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Tags: SSCNon DACDACfinanceDevelopmentsouth-south cooperationstandardsdefinitions

With the start of October, it’s only fitting that we start off with a conversation about zombies…zombie tech projects that is.  Last week the OpenGov Hub hosted a discussion about the prevalence of investing in ICT projects, tools and apps that are redundant or don’t solve an actual problem.

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Tags: This WeekICTDevelopmentusersproject pulseprofileAfghanistanzombietechnology

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