The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

Last week, AidData released a working paper entitled Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance. We were delighted to see that the paper provoked a fair amount of media coverage, as well as discussion and debate among scholars and bloggers. But a lack of familiarity with the data, methods,

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Tags: ChinaAfricageo-referencinggeocoded datadevelopment finance

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

A new geospatial dashboard visualizes where China is funding development in Africa

A number of African countries view China as an attractive development partner who provides generous financing with acceptable terms and doesn’t interfere in their internal affairs. In fact, Sino-Africa relations have matured substantially since the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in 2000,

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Tags: geo-referencingChinaTUFFAfricadashboard

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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Tags: geo-referencinggeocoded datadevelopment assistanceaid transparencyaid coordinationaid effectiveness

Just over a year ago, the AidData Center for Development Policy was little more than a big idea to create an information infrastructure of high-quality subnational aid information, data-driven tools, and cutting-edge research to support more effective allocation, coordination, and evaluation of development assistance.

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Tags: USAIDgeo-referencinggeocodingopen developmentNepalKathmandu UniversityKathmanduHESNaid transparencyopen dataaid effectiveness

Today, Publish What You Fund (PWYF) released its annual Aid Transparency Index and advanced the claim that transparent aid information is a “necessary condition to enable…social change”. However, earlier this week, Duncan Edwards of the Institute of Development Studies argued that the rosy prescription

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Tags: open developmentiatiaid effectivenessopen dataaid transparencygeo-referencing

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