The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

While donors like the Global Fund may geo-code projects internally, it’s been tough sledding for those of us interested in foreign assistance to acquire this data and to push for more data transparency in this space. Right now, it’s easier to assess where the need is than it is to assess where the money is going.

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Despite China’s growing reputation for investing in the development of other countries, they have been historically reluctant to provide details regarding what they are funding and where. Last week, China’s State Council published a white paper providing an overview of its funding for overseas development activities and its 2010-2012 aid delivery framework.

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Five hundred Washington Fellows who have been in the U.S. over the past six weeks for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) are getting ready to head home.  But first, they are convening in Washington, D.C. for a Presidential Summit, which will be streamed live on July 28.

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At the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in May, Chinese Finance Minister Jiwei Lou proposed the creation of a new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) by the end of this year. With an anticipated operating capital of $50 billion — half of which would come from China — the AIIB would be roughly one third the size of the ADB with the potential to grow larger over t

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Leaders of the BRICS nations, from left, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, China’s President Xi Jinping and South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, pose for a group photo during the BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (Silvia Izquierdo/Associated Press).

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It started with a drought.

Back in the winter of 2007, Georgia, USA experienced one of the worst droughts on record. Lake Lanier, one of the primary water sources for the 5 million residents of the state capital, was approaching a level at which no additional water could be drawn. Fingers were pointed in every direction, politicians made long-winded speeches,

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