The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

To engage in social science research is to contend with imperfect information, uncertainty and human error. Conducting research on international development finance is no exception; even the data that donor institutions themselves vet and publish contain errors, biases, and inconsistencies.

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Tags: Tracking Under-Reported Financial FlowsTUFFChinaTracking Chinese Development Finance to AfricaChina in AfricaAidDatadatasetopen data

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

St. Lucia’s Beauséjour Stadium, constructed in 2002 for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

Over the past several decades, The Caribbean and its countries have experienced a great deal of economic and political change as needs and priorities have shifted.

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Tags: caribbeanlesser antillesgreater antillesdevelopment financeTUFFChinaDACnon-daciatiOECDAMPdevelopment gateway

Hannah Ryder (Courtesy: UNDP)

Editor's note: This article was originally published in its entirety on the UNDP China "Our Perspective" blog on 06/09/2015.

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Tags: UNDP ChinacrosspostChinaAsia Foundationglobal devforeign assistancedataGPEDC


Last week, an Overseas Development Institute-led consortium of partners hosted a wide range of organizations and Governments for an event entitled “Financing the Future.” In essence,

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Tags: Financing The Future2015ODIgovernmentFfDSDGbudgetsLDCincomeaidglobal developmentdevfinancedevelopment financeBRICSChinaChina in AfricaUNSDSNsustainable developmentdatarevdata revolutioniatitransparencyDAC

Trade liberalization is widely regarded to be a key factor in economic development. Its proponents argue that openness to market forces will increase the efficiency of resource allocation and lead to sustained economic development.

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Tags: aid for tradeWorld BankimfUgandaLDCDevelopmentChinaADBODAEDPC


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