Community-Contributed Datasets

Budget Support Suspensions Dataset 1999-2014

This newly developed dataset contains a full record of Budget Support Suspensions. It contains 239 suspensions, with each observation listing six key variables: donor, recipient, year, breach category, description issue and data source. The dataset includes 18 different donors and 40 different recipient countries. It covers a 15 year time span, beginning in 1999 and it goes till the end of 2014. This dataset can be used in research relating to aid effectiveness, predictability of aid, (aid) sanctions and research on donor behaviour in general.

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World Bank Disbursements

Gross disbursements of World Bank loans and grants in constant 2011 US$, based on raw data from the World Bank's project website ( Raw data are aggregated on a yearly basis, treating negative disbursements as zero. The data include those projects that are also geo-coded in AidData (2015, Geocoded data from the World Bank IBRD-IDA, Version 1.2:

Citation: Citation: Dreher, Axel and Steffen Lohmann, 2015, Aid and Growth at the Regional Level, Oxford Review of Economic Policy 31 (2015).

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Multi-Bi Aid Data Platform

Bernhard Reinsberg (University of Zurich) and Vera Eichenauer (Heidelberg University) have compiled a new dataset on multi-bi aid for the last 25 years. Multi-bi aid includes all earmarked voluntary contributions to multilateral agencies, i.e., contributions outside the core funding, generally using special trust funds.

More information about this dataset can be accessed here.


Multi-Bi Aid Data, Version 1.1

This is a project-level dataset of multi-bi aid (earmarked voluntary contributions or non-core multilateral aid) to multilateral organizations that spans all OECD/DAC donors over the 1990-2012 period. It includes more than 100,000 multi-bi aid activities that are hand-coded for their channel of implementation and earmarking depth. The data set is based on the Creditor Reporting System from the OECD/DAC.

Two complementary datasets include aggregate multi-bi aid flows and a complete list of multilateral institutions that received multi-bi aid over the last two decades.

Official Citation: Eichenauer, Vera Z. and Bernhard Reinsberg (2015), What determines earmarked funding to international development organizations? Evidence from the new multi-bi aid dataset. University of Zurich, mimeo.

Please send an email to Vera Eichenauer for the most recent version.

Codebook: Eichenauer, Vera Z. and Bernhard Reinsberg (2014), Multi-bi aid: Tracking the evolution of earmarked funding to international development organizations from 1990 to 2012. Download here.

Data: Soon available online. As of now, request from Bernhard Reinsberg.


Aid Locations During Civil Wars South of the Sahara, Version 1.0

US Agency for International Development (USAID), webscraped data, 1946-1996

USAID projects draw information from a public USAID database and were web-scraped and audited by AidData to ensure the most complete data possible. The dataset includes expanded project descriptions. AidData sector and activity codes have also been applied. The “Past Projects Database” is a legacy database of project descriptions which was replaced by the current USAID DEC system in the 1990s when USAID restructured activities to no longer include the concept of a “project.” Funding amounts are not included in this dataset, though AidData is working with USAID to release those details in the future.

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