Geocoded Datasets

Geocoded Datasets

Geocoding aid, or mapping the precise locations of aid activities at the sub-national level, increases aid transparency by making it easier for governments, donors, and citizens to visualize precisely where funding is directed. AidData has collaborated with the World Bank Institute, African Development Bank, Malawi Ministry of Finance, and Climate Change and African Political Stability Program (CCAPS) at the University of Texas at Austin to map projects from over 30 donors in Malawi and World Bank/African Development Bank projects in up to 144 countries. This section includes several geocoded activity-level donor datasets.

Uganda Aid Management Platform

This is the initial quality controlled version of all geocoded aid project locations in the Uganda Aid Management Platform. The zip file includes the following:

  • geocoded data (csv)

  • IATI Standard organization list (csv)

  • AidData Activity codes list (csv)

  • UBOS boundary shapefile

  • UCDP geocoding methodology (pdf)

  • Readme file (pdf)

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Malawi Aid Management Platform

This dataset contains geocoded aid locations from 30 donor agencies in the Malawi Ministry of Finance’s Aid Management Platform. The data include US$5.3 billion in commitments, representing approximately 80% of all external funding reported to the Malawi Ministry of Finance since 2000.

Official Citation:  Peratsakis, Christian, Joshua Powell, Michael Findley, Justin Baker and Catherine Weaver. 2012. Geocoded Activity-Level Data from the Government of Malawi's Aid Management Platform. Washington D.C. AidData and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.

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African Development Bank Projects

This dataset contains all African Development Bank activities approved in 2009-2010. In total, there are 183 projects worth over $15 billion in total funding, working in nearly 2,000 locations across 43 African countries. The work was featured in the AfDB’s 2011 Annual Development Effectiveness Review.

Official Citation:  Strandow, Daniel, Michael Findley, Daniel Nielson, and Josh Powell. 2011. The UCDP-AidData codebook on Geo-referencing Foreign Aid. Version 1.1. Uppsala Conflict Data Program. Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University.

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World Bank Mapping for Results

This dataset contains nearly 2,500 active World Bank projects in over 30,000 locations across 144 countries. The dataset was created by AidData in partnership with the World Bank Institute and is current to September 2011.

Official Citation: Strandow, Daniel, Michael Findley, Daniel Nielson, and Josh Powell. 2011. The UCDP-AidData codebook on Geo-referencing Foreign Aid. Version 1.1. Uppsala Conflict Data Program. Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University.

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

Findley, Michael G., Josh Powell, Daniel Strandow, and Jeff Tanner. "The Localized Geography of Foreign Aid: A New Dataset and Application to Violent Armed Conflict." World Development. 39.11 (2011): 1995-2009.

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Nepal Aid Management Platform, Version 1.0

This is the 1.0 version of all projects from the Aid Management Platform (AMP) managed by Nepal’s Ministry of Finance, of which 482 projects have been sub-nationally geocoded, representing 73% of total commitments and 81% of total disbursements. This dataset includes projects from 108 donors with 21,000 locations reported between 2010 and 2012. Boundary shapefiles for each administrative level in Nepal are included from a World Bank source.

Academic Citation: AidData. 2014. Geocoded data from the Nepal Ministry of Finance's Aid Management Platform, Version 1.0. Accessed March 18, 2014. http://aiddata.org.

Web/Media Citation: AidData, Geocoded data from the Nepal Ministry of Finance's Aid Management Platform, Version 1.0: http://aiddata.org.

Download the Nepal Version 1.0 geocoded dataset here.


 

Senegal Aid Management Platform, Level 1, Version 1.0

This is the 1.0 version  of the Level 1 product, of all projects from the Aid Management Platform (AMP) managed for Senegal, of which 406 projects have been sub-nationally geocoded, representing 38% of total commitments and 46% of total disbursements. This dataset includes projects from 79 donors with 1100  locations reported between 2000 and 2012. 

Academic Citation: AidData. 2014. Geocoded data from the Senegal's Aid Management Platform, Version 1.0. Accessed March 19, 2014. http://aiddata.org.

Web/Media Citation: AidData, Geocoded data from the Senegal's Aid Management Platform, Version 1.0: http://aiddata.org.

Download the Senegal Level 1 Version 1.0 geocoded dataset here.


 

AidData’s Chinese Official Finance to Africa Dataset, Version 1.1.1

This is a sub-nationally georeferenced dataset of Chinese official finance activities that spans 50 African countries over the 2000-2012 period. It includes 1,955 projects and more than 3,545 project locations. In order to build this dataset, AidData applied its double-blind geocoding methodology to the 1.1 (static research release) version of its Chinese Official Finance to Africa Dataset.

Official Citation: Strange, Austin, Bradley C. Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Andreas Fuchs, Axel Dreher, and Vijaya Ramachandran. 2013. China’s Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection. CGD Working Paper 323. Washington DC: Center for Global Development.  

Updated in: Dreher, Axel, Andreas Fuchs, Roland Hodler, Bradley C. Parks, Paul A. Raschky, and Michael J. Tierney. 2014. Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance. AidData Working Paper #3. Williamsburg, VA: AidData. 

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