AidData / Governance Data Alliance Report

In March 2016, AidData and the Governance Data Alliance released a report that evaluates the use of governance data among policymakers and practitioners in 126 low- and middle- income countries. Research institutions, multilateral development banks, bilateral aid agencies, and civil society groups increasingly produce governance data to identify strong and weaker performers, inform resource allocation decisions, and support domestic reform champions in countries around the world. However, governance data producers know relatively little about who actually uses their diagnostic and advisory tools and why. The objective of this report is to help close this knowledge gap.

Formed in 2015, The Governance Data Alliance consists of data producers, donors, governments, and global development organizations committed to the high-quality production of governance data. AidData joins alliance members such as the Millenium Challenge Corporation, USAID, Global Integrity, the World Bank's Global Indicators Group and others in supporting this important work.

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How to Cite Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why?

Citing the Full Report:

Custer, Samantha, Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, Rebecca Latourell, Zachary Rice, and Bradley Parks. 2016. Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why? Williamsburg, VA: AidData and the Governance Data Alliance.