The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

Despite the considerable time, money, and effort expended by donors, international organizations, and NGOs to influence policy change in low and middle income countries, there is a lack of understanding about how they can most effectively influence reform efforts on the ground.  In a new report launched today,

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Tags: global developmentpolicyopen developmentpolicy reformSurveyaiddata surveyaiddata reportGPEDCpost-2015development policyaid effectiveness

The AidData Project at the College of William & Mary is excited to launch a Request for Applications (RFA) to support new research that utilizes subnational georeferenced development finance data.

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Tags: geo-referencinggeocoded datadevelopment assistanceaid transparencyaid coordinationaid effectiveness

AidData is pleased to announce that it is requesting expressions of interest to undertake new research that (a) uses rigorous empirical methods to analyze sub-nationally geocoded development finance data, and (b) has significant potential to inform development policy and decision-making.

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Since gaining independence in 1960, the Central African Republic (CAR) has been fraught with persistent political corruption and a series of violent coups. Most recently, in March 2013, a coalition of Muslim rebel groups called the Seleka ousted President François Bozizé for his failure to follow through on the settlement ending the Bush War in 2007.

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Tags: MapOffmapsaid effectivenessCARCentral African Republiccorruptiongeocodingaidvisualizationconflict

A Guardian report released last week highlighted 2013 as a record year in global humanitarian aid and spending, with a 20% increase in both public and private donations. Despite applauding the international community for its efforts, authors Andersen and Galatsidas point to “stark disparities in the scale of response” across the globe. International assistance from the U.S., U.K.,

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On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, its epicenter approximately 25 kilometers away from the capital, Port-au-Prince. The earthquake resulted in a devastating loss of over 200,000 lives and damage to over 250,000 homes and commercial buildings. Hours after the earthquake, a crowd-sourced web map was created by the popular open source mapping platform,

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Tags: MapOffHaitigeocodingaid effectivenessWorld Bank

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