The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

Now that the world has agreed on 17 goals, 169 targets and 230 indicators for the SDGs, the dialogue is shifting towards the “price tag” the SDGs come with. Estimates on this abound, and are in the range of $3-5 trillion.

To kickstart a discussion on how we would meet this ambitious figure,

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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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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

Editor's Note: In AidData’s latest Working Paper series entry, “Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy, and Domestic Government Legitimacy: Survey Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh,” authors Simone Dietrich, Minhaj Mahmud, and Matthew S.

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Video of AidData "Listening to Leaders" Webinar - 11/19/2015

In a webinar held on November 19th, 2015, "Listening to Leaders: Which Development Partners Do They Prefer and Why?" report co-authors Brad Parks and Samantha Custer discussed AidData’s new survey results,

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Foreign aid donors are quick to assess the performance of other countries and dispense policy advice, but how well do these “development partners” stack up when rated by leaders in the countries they are trying to help? According to new research released today by AidData, multilaterals like the World Bank do well, the big bilaterals not as well, while the emerging donors lag behind.

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Tags: AidDatapress releaselistening to leaderssurvey practiceNGOsdonorsglobal developmentdevelopment finance


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