The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

Ground-breaking research by Stanford University scientists — published in Science and funded in part by AidData through its partnership with USAID’s Global Development Lab — has combined satellite imagery taken from space and machine learning to bring better measurements of poverty and economic development within reach.

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Various global aid and development organizations across the globe recently welcomed sixteen American students to serve as AidData Summer Fellows for 2016. Now in its fourth year, the Summer Fellowship program continues to provide opportunities for future leaders in the field of international development to gain hands-on experience abroad.

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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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Former USAID Administrator Dr. Raj Shah has argued that “open data has the potential to not only improve transparency and coordination, but also dramatically accelerate progress in [international] development.” Indeed,

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Today marks an important milestone for AidData: we’re going public with our Data Management Plan (DMP). Why is this significant? It’s a public commitment from AidData to our users on what they can reasonably expect of us in terms of when and how we will collect, clean, standardize, and update data.

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October 15, 2015 – WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Chinese aid to Africa does not favor authoritarian or corrupt regimes, despite the rhetoric of Western policymakers, but African countries that align with China’s voting at the UN General Assembly do tend to receive more development assistance from Beijing.

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Tags: China in AfricaTUFFAidData Working PapersSino AfricaChinadevelopment financeTracking Chinese Development Finance to Africadataglobal development

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