The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, donors pledged roughly $10 billion in response to the crisis. With such a significant amount of aid money coming in, the Government of Haiti refocused its aid tracking and management efforts following the earthquake. Although the Government has been utilizing its aid information management system to track aid to Haiti,

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Tags: HaitiUSAIDHESNdevelopment gatewayMinistry of Planning and External CooperationUnited Nations Development ProgrammeExternal Aid Management ModuleMGAE

A couple of weeks ago, a survey and resulting map was making quite the buzz. No, it wasn’t the “What City Should You Actually Live In” survey (apparently I belong in LA, because I’m sure you were wondering). This survey showed th

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Tags: UkrainemapsGISMonkey CageODIremittancesgeocoding

In the aid community, the recent push has been towards management by measurement. There is a growing belief that a focus on measurable results — the number of vaccines delivered or mortality rates — is the best way to make aid function more effectively. Where it is possible to measure, this is true. However,

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Tags: foreign aidresearchevaluationmeasurement

This week, representatives of governments, donors and civil society organizations met in Mexico City to review progress towards “more effective development cooperation.” I’ve been following such discussions since I attended the IATI steering committee meeting as an observer,

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Tags: iatiMexico CityGPEDCGlobal Partnership for Effective Development CooperationBusan High Level Forumofficial development assistanceexport creditsOECDODADAC

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Feedback initiatives seek to amplify citizen voices in shaping development priorities, monitoring progress and evaluating results. How does this intersect with other elements of democracy, such as parliamentarians elected to represent their constituencies?

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Tags: World BankSpring Meetingscitizen feedbackClosing Feedback Loopsopen government partnershipopen data

I stumbled upon a fascinating post about birth certificates in Kenya last week. According to Brett Keller’s post, since many Kenyans don’t have a birth certificate and might not be aware of the exact date they were born, the 2009 census provided a list (pg.

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Tags: data revolutionKenyaWorld BankThe DATA ActUnited States Congress

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