AidData Research Release

AidData Core Research Release Level 1 v3.0

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Summary

AidData's Core Research Release 3.0 is a snapshot of the AidData's entire project-level database from April 2016. This database includes commitment information for over 1.5 million development finance activities funded between 1947 and 2013, covers 96 donors, and includes ODA, OOF flows, Equity Investments, and Export Credits where available.

Official Citation

Tierney, Michael J., Daniel L. Nielson, Darren G. Hawkins, J. Timmons Roberts, Michael G. Findley, Ryan M. Powers, Bradley Parks, Sven E. Wilson, and Robert L. Hicks. 2011. More Dollars than Sense: Refining Our Knowledge of Development Finance Using AidData. World Development 39 (11): 1891-1906. 

AidData. 2016. AidDataCore_ResearchRelease_Level1_v3.0 Research Releases dataset. Williamsburg, VA : AidData. Accessed on [date].http://aiddata.org/research-datasets.

Metadata

Version

Version 3.0

(Most Current Version)

(Most Current Geocoded Version)

Methodology

Geocoded

SDG Coded

Natural Resource Concessions

TUFF

Survey Results

Specifications

Publication Date:

Apr 2016

Starting Year:

1947

Ending Year:

2013

Number of Entries:

1,561,039

File Size

File Size

Full Description

AidData's Core Research Release 3.0 is a snapshot of the AidData's entire project-level database from April 2016. This database includes commitment information for over 1.5 million development finance activities funded between 1947 and 2013. The dataset covers 96 donors and includes ODA, OOF flows, Equity Investments, and Export Credits where available. AidData Core Research Releases are particularly useful for researchers since they are flat, static versions of the data that allow for replication and comparison. AidData’s goal is to publish updated research releases on a bi-annual basis.

For detailed information about this data set, see the AidData Readme file or the Data Management Plan.

Please note: both sources should be used as the official citation for the 3.0 research release.

Data:

  • AidData 3.0 "Full" version [all fields for all data]: CSV
  • AidData 3.0 "Thin" version [only 8 fields]*: CSV
  • AidData 3.0 Aggregate Donor, Recipient, Year: CSV
  • AidData 3.0 Aggregate Donor, Recipient, Year, Purpose Name: CSV

*includes aiddata id, aiddata 2 id, year, donor, recipient, commitment amount (USD 2011), coalesced purpose code, and coalesced purpose name.

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AidData's Research Release 2.1 is a snapshot of the AidData's entire project-level database from February 2012. This database includes over 1 million aid activities funded by more than 80 donors from the 1940s to present. For detailed information about this data set, see the AidData User's Guide.