The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

After a nominating process with 117 student submissions, the AidData Center for Development Policy is pleased to announce our AidData Summer Fellows class of 2016. This year’s 16 fellows will assist host organizations in Bangladesh, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Uganda.

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AidData is pleased to announce that our Core Research Release (Version 3.0) is now available for public download at

AidData’s Core Research Release (Version 3.0) is our most comprehensive dataset tracking international development finance;

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In a new AidData working paper entitled “Apples and Dragon Fruits,” we analyze the factors that motivate China’s provision of official financing from China to Africa.

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Tags: EconomistTUFFApples and Dragon FruitsODAChina in AfricaAfricaglobal developmentUNGAchinese development financedevelopment financetracking development finance

Local politicians and bureaucrats in low- and middle-income countries play a crucial role in the distribution of aid dollars, acting as gatekeepers in determining which constituents receive aid, and to what degree that assistance is effective. In Ghana for example, district governments spend about 80 percent of their budgets on development projects, including schools, health clinics, etc.

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As international pressure mounts to deliver on commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is ever more important for development actors to understand how they can maximize their effectiveness and be helpful partners. The first wave AidData’s omnibus survey, the 2014 Reform Efforts Survey,

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AidData and Development Gateway invite you to attend: Putting Data to Work for Sustainable Development:New Methods to Understand Use Thursday, March 31, 2016, 8:30-11:00 AM Breakfast served at 8:30 AM,panel begins at 9 AM Location: OpenGov Hub -1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest #500, Washington,

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