The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

AidData continues its six-part podcast series to take you past the maps and dashboards on our website to the human stories at the heart of our research. In today’s episode, we look specifically at the current civil war in South Sudan and AidData research being funded by the Minerva Initiative aimed at illuminating the aid-conflict nexus. To listen to today’s episode,

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In the previous entry of this series, we introduced a new set of innovations that leverage hyperlocal data. However, even with the most disruptive innovations, it is difficult to effect large-scale change without an enabling ecosystem of capable users and institutions.

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Last week, a new report, “A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks,” commissioned by members of the G7 was released. The report identifies seven “compound climate-fragility risks” that threaten the future stability of communities and states worldwide.

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In the first post of this blog series, we discussed how our partnership with USAID’s Global Development Lab has catalyzed a global movement to generate hyper-local data for decision-making and analysis. AidData now works with more than a dozen partner governments and various development partners to sub-nationally track the distribution of nearly $650 billion in global development finance

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In 2006, AidData’s Co-Executive Director, Nancy McGuire Choi, was in Haiti at a meeting with an Economic Adviser to then President Preval. She remembers vividly how the President’s adviser articulated with great emotion some of the challenges facing the government of Haiti’s line ministries.

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Today, AidData launches the first of a six-part podcast series to take you past the maps and dashboards on our website to the human stories at the heart of our research. Today’s episode is on the data response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal and the work this summer by AidData Summer Fellows in the Philippines. To listen to today’s episode,

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