The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

Katherine Whitton is a second year Master’s student at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. This summer, Katherine worked with the Economic Policy Research Center and the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Lab in Uganda as an AidData Summer Fellow.

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Hina Acharya is a first-year Master’s student at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. This summer, Hina worked at the Open Sustainability Institute as an AidData Summer Fellow

A storm gathers over farmland in the hills near Lake Mutanda, Uganda. Uganda’s farmers are under threat from increasing extreme weather events.

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Editor’s Note: The following post is from guest author Haley J. Swedlund, Assistant Professor at the Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management in the School of Management at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

Mixed signals? For development agencies and country governments to reach “go” on aid policies — and then uphold their commitments — is no small feat.

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One reason I love working at AidData is that I get a front-row seat to the process of scientific discovery and innovation. I also get to see how the innovations that emerge from that process are actually used by development organizations to target, monitor, and evaluate their own investments.

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Editor’s Note: This post is fifth and final in a series taking a look back at some of the lessons learned and accomplishments of the AidData Center for Development Policy over the past five years in partnership with the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID.

AidData's Pat Austria (College of William and Mary Class of '13) speaks at the U.S. Global Development Lab Launch April 3, 2014.

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Editor’s Note: This post is the fourth in a series taking a look back at some of the lessons learned and accomplishments of the AidData Center for Development Policy over the past five years in partnership with the U.S. Global Development Lab.

AidData Geospatial Assistant Qiao Li leads an Intro to ArcGIS training session during the first AidData Research Consortium (ARC) convening in Janu

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