The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

Conservationists and environmental advocacy groups have warned that the nature, pace and scale of Chinese-funded infrastructure projects in the developing world may lead to unintended environmental consequences, especially in so-called “ecological hotspots.” Until now, there has been no systematic,

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Without the right information at their fingertips, development decision-makers are flying blind, relying on intuition rather than evidence in their efforts to zero out hunger by 2030. They need agriculture and nutrition data that is freely available, sufficiently granular, and “fit-for-purpose”. But much of this data remains hidden behind firewalls and pay walls;

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Ground-breaking research by Stanford University scientists — published in Science and funded in part by AidData through its partnership with USAID’s Global Development Lab — has combined satellite imagery taken from space and machine learning to bring better measurements of poverty and economic development within reach.

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The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative have launched a program to bring useful agriculture and nutrition data out of closed silos and into the open light.

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With the recent White House Global Development Summit and passage of the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act (FATAA), it is an opportune time to reflect on lessons learned from the United States’ performance as a development partner. How do stakeholders in partner countries perceive the US government’s (USG) performance in terms of the usefulness of its policy advice,

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The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (PEPFAR) has announced the provisional winners of its $85 million DREAMS innovation challenge to reduce HIV/AIDS rates among adolescent girls and women in sub-Saharan African countries, selecting AidData as one of the awardees.

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