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Making Data Accessible
AidData works to make data more accessible and actionable to policymakers, development practitioners, researchers and the general public. We do this by providing more information on where foreign aid is going, and then by creating data visualization tools for different audiences to better understand the distribution of and synthesize the information.
According to the Diaster Aid Tracking Dashboard, international donors provide over $130 billion annually in development assistance. How much of this funding goes to sustainable disaster prevention like risk reduction and recovery efforts versus emergency relief? To ensure the effectiveness of disaster-related interventions, development stakeholders must manage a considerable amount of information on individual aid projects. The disaster aid tracking dashboard serves as a one-stop shop for information on disaster assistance. The dashboard aggregates granular information on disaster aid activities and makes this data accessible through interactive charts and graphs. Users can generate snapshots of donor activities over time or dig deeper to analyze aid allocation based on specific recipients and aid activities.
The Robert Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program and AidData launched a dashboard enabling users to analyze where and how climate-related events could disrupt Africa's security and development. Together, the mapping tools combine extensive development, security, and governance data for policymakers, researchers, and citizens to use in exploring critical questions related to climate change impacts and responses in Africa.