The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

After a nominating process with 117 student submissions, the AidData Center for Development Policy is pleased to announce our AidData Summer Fellows class of 2016. This year’s 16 fellows will assist host organizations in Bangladesh, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Uganda.

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In the first post of this blog series, we discussed how our partnership with USAID’s Global Development Lab has catalyzed a global movement to generate hyper-local data for decision-making and analysis. AidData now works with more than a dozen partner governments and various development partners to sub-nationally track the distribution of nearly $650 billion in global development finance

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Today, AidData launches the first of a six-part podcast series to take you past the maps and dashboards on our website to the human stories at the heart of our research. Today’s episode is on the data response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal and the work this summer by AidData Summer Fellows in the Philippines. To listen to today’s episode,

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Students participate in Mapping for Nepal event at the College of William and Mary in April, 2015.

On April 25, 2015, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal’s Gorkha district, inflicting massive casualties and damage. An estimated 8,600 people have been reported dead, 22,000 injured and hundreds of thousands displaced. In response,

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Video of Open Data: A Journey of Discovery in Nepal (Long Version)

Open data has the potential to change lives.

Data can be used as a tool to enable governments, donors and other actors to allocate financial resources more effectively to improve development outcomes and end poverty. It can empower citizens to advocate for change, help ensure their needs are reflected in public policy,

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Based on data from the World Bank, found here, there are an estimated 60 more million men than women on this planet. This difference is the highest ever recorded and is driven by preference for sons in India and China. Case closed, no need to do further analysis right? Well not so fast. In the international development sector,

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