The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

Trade liberalization is widely regarded to be a key factor in economic development. Its proponents argue that openness to market forces will increase the efficiency of resource allocation and lead to sustained economic development.

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As the era of the Millenium Development Goals draws to a close and the world turns to discussions of what comes next, localizing the development agenda is one key area for dialogue raised by the UN Secretary General’s report on the sustainable development goals.

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Last week the whole world had its eyes in Davos where the World Economic forum was meeting. If you want to feel included in the forum you can check out their report on Data Driven Development.

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Tags: DavosWorld Economic ForumBig DataspaceWorld Bankopen governmentgovernment

A recent ODI paper focused on what ‘localizing’ might be applied in the post-2015 agenda. With the exception of a few broad considerations, the answer is rather cyclical. It depends on the local context. It’s an important phrase we’re all familiar with, but sometimes is left behind when we start talking about things like scalability.

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Tags: ODIpost 2015resiliencedata innovationdataliteracyState of the Unionproject pulseSenegal

Video of Brad Parks - Where In The World Is Chinese Development Finance?

At a November 2014 launch event, AidData introduced an interactive geospatial dashboard that provides detailed information about 1900+ Chinese-funded development projects in Africa. The data are disaggregated to the provincial, municipal,

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It’s a new year and you probably have your resolutions picked out, and maybe have already given up on one or two of them. Well it’s not too late to add to the list (or replace the unsuccessful). We suggest making a few data-lutions this year and have found a few good ideas to ponder.

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Tags: This Weekdata innovationdatadatalutionschartmakingvisualization


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