The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

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

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

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In 2002, then-President George W. Bush announced the need for “a new compact for global development, defined by new accountability for both rich and poor nations alike.” He planned to increase U.S. foreign assistance funding to establish the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA),

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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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As of today, June 16, 2015, AidData has curated data on over 1.4 million development assistance projects through 70 years, totaling $40 trillion all over the world.

This is, to say the least, a huge amount of information. Policy-makers, practitioners, civil society organizations, and scholars all over the world need data on the universe of development finance flows.

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There have been many “grand challenges” for development made, and fewer met. Ken Banks challenges development institutions themselves in his post “Is ‘Fixing Development’ the Real Grand Challenge for Global Development?”  Whether it will be met is yet to be seen, and would require some sincere self-analysis by many key players. 

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In February 2007, I went to a conference on Liberia, organised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf presented her government’s plan to rebuild the country after a devastating civil war. The next person to speak was the Managing Director of the IMF, Rodrigo Rato.

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