The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

Last week, an ISIS-supported suicide bomber killed eight people when his car exploded outside of the presidential palace in Aden, Yemen. This is just one of countless attacks that have been carried out by the Islamic State and Al Qaeda in Yemen since the 2011 launch of the Yemeni revolution.

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Former USAID Administrator Dr. Raj Shah has argued that “open data has the potential to not only improve transparency and coordination, but also dramatically accelerate progress in [international] development.” Indeed,

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In summer 2015, we posted a four part series highlighting AidData’s five-year partnership with USAID’s Global Development Lab. Now that work has commenced on the fourth year of our partnership with the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), we’re sharing some highlights of the latest accomplishments and previewing what is to come.

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Editor's Note: In AidData’s latest Working Paper series entry, “Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy, and Domestic Government Legitimacy: Survey Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh,” authors Simone Dietrich, Minhaj Mahmud, and Matthew S.

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Video of AidData "Listening to Leaders" Webinar - 11/19/2015

In a webinar held on November 19th, 2015, "Listening to Leaders: Which Development Partners Do They Prefer and Why?" report co-authors Brad Parks and Samantha Custer discussed AidData’s new survey results,

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Does foreign aid undermine political institutions?

Many scholars, including the recent Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton, would tend to agree. While Deaton qualifies this view as being applicable to countries that receive very large inflows of foreign aid relative to their government budgets, the basic argument goes something like this: When a country receives foreign aid,

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Tags: foreign assistanceopen datapolitical institutionsforeign aid

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