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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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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