The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

As promised last week, we've just launched AidData 1.0.4. You may not immediately notice a lot of obvious changes to the website. The changes in 1.0.4 are mainly small bug fixes that users have emailed us about since we launched last month. As we finish up these small fixes, we'll start work on adding new features. Please submit ideas for new features in the comments.

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Editor's Note: AidData will be documenting fixes and changes to our data and software. We'd like this to be a collaborative process between our staff and our users. Please let us know in the comments or via email if there are things you'd like us to include in subsequent versions of the website.

It's been nearly two weeks since we made the beta version of AidData publicly available.

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Last week at the UN/US sponsored International Donors Conference, 66 governments and international aid agencies pledged $5.3 billion over the next two years towards Haiti’s relief and reconstruction. This commitment came on top of $2.7 billion already committed or disbursed for relief and development since the earthquake.

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One of the most exciting developments in the world of aid transparency is the emerging data sharing standard developed by the International Aid Transparency Initiative. Now many of you may never have seen the words “exciting” and “data sharing standard” in the same sentence before, but I promise, it’s true.

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This posted on behalf of Soren Gigler at the World Bank:

"In today's globalized economy, the economic and social inequalities within countries have increased dramatically, despite great strides amongst the middle class in many countries. There is increasing evidence for a clear and direct correlation between poverty and geography, particularly at the sub-national level,

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I just spent four days at University of Oxford sharing, vetting, analyzing and figuring out how to liberate more data on development finance. I was attending the Aid Transparency and Development Finance conference where I presented a paper on the links between aid transparency and corruption. More importantly, I learned a ton about aid allocation, aid effectiveness,

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