The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

More than two weeks after a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the country and killed nearly 9,000 people in April of 2015, the first help to reach the highest village in Makalu region was a single man. Adrian Hayes, an Australian hiker, trekked in unsupported and on foot to some of Nepal’s most remote villages,

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Editor’s Note: The following post is the third in our “Aid and Conflict” focus series, and was compiled by First Tranche contributor Carolyn Iwicki. It is adapted from an AidData working paper — Doing Harm by Doing Good? The Negative Externalities of Humanitarian Aid Provision during Civil Conflict,

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Editor’s Note: The following post is the second in our “Aid and Conflict” focus series and was compiled by First Tranche contributor Carolyn Iwicki. It is adapted from an AidData working paper — Repression and Foreign Aid in Autocracies: Exploiting Debt Relief Negotiations in Post-Cold War Africa,

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Editor’s Note: The following post is the first in The First Tranche’s “Aid and Conflict” focus series, and was compiled by First Tranche contributor Carolyn Iwicki. It is adapted from a recent AidData working paper — Foreign Aid and the Intensity of Violent Armed Conflict, by Daniel Strandow, Michael Findley,

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Outside actors frequently try to address the causes and consequences of civil conflict by offering aid to “one side” or to innocents caught in the middle. But the international community is still searching for answers to several fundamental questions: When does aid inflame conflict? When does it dampen conflict? Can aid tilt the scales in one direction or another?

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Editor’s Note: The following post was compiled by First Tranche contributor Carolyn Iwicki. It is adapted from an AidData working paper — Do Domestic Politics Shape U.S. Influence in the World Bank?, by Erasmus Kersting and Christopher Kilby — that investigates how domestic U.S. politics affect the American exertion of influence in international financial institutions,

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