Partnerships

USAID — United States Agency for International Development

Global Development Lab | Higher Education Solutions Network

AidData is a member of the USAID Global Development Lab's Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN). Working in partnership with USAID country missions, host governments and civil society groups, AidData pinpoints the precise geographic locations of development projects and creates subnational maps and dashboards that overlay geocoded project data with high-resolution spatial data on poverty, disease, violence, environmental degradation, and governance. These data and tools make it possible to visualize and analyze where funds are going at the subnational level compared to the areas of greatest need and opportunity.

GPSDD — Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is an unprecedented, open, multi-stakeholder network working to harness the data revolution for sustainable development. Its 150+ partners are joining forces to galvanize political commitment, align strategic priorities, foster collaboration, spur innovation and build trust in the booming data ecosystems of the 21st century. As an anchor partner of the GPSDD, AidData has launched an integrated program of work united around a shared objective: identifying gaps, surfeits, trends, and patterns in financing for sustainable development at international, national, and subnational levels. This incorporates three foci.

  • Track both aid and all-source financing for the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (also known as SDGs or the Global Goals)
  • Capture implementation feedback from decision-makers on the ground
  • Analyze progress towards the Global Goals

GODAN — Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initiative

Launched in 2013, GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security.

AidData is one of 300+ GODAN Network partners. In addition AidData is a member of GODAN Action, a three-and-a-half year program funded by DfID, partnering with Wageningen University and others to develop new tools and methods to evaluate the use and usefulness of open data in the agriculture and nutrition sector. In particular, AidData will leverage its 2016 omnibus survey of development policymakers and practitioners in 126 low- and middle-income countries to shed light on how agriculture and nutrition data can be used to support policymaking and programming at the country level.

GDA — Governance Data Alliance

AidData works with the Governance Data Alliance to leverage our survey data to better understand the users of governance data, what makes governance data influential, and how different countries differ in making decisions influenced by governance data.

In March 2016, AidData and the Governance Data Alliance released a report, Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why?, that evaluates the use of governance data among policymakers and practitioners in 126 low- and middle- income countries.

YALI — Young African Leaders Initiative

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. As part of the presidential precinct that hosts the YALI fellows each summer, AidData brings data skills courses and other trainings to the table while learning from the experiences of these accomplished leaders.

IATI — The International Aid Transparency Initiative

ATI was launched in 2008 at the third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra. At the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, 2011, development actors committed to “implement a common open standard for electronic publication of timely, comprehensive and forward-looking information on resources provided through development cooperation,” that takes into account the statistical reporting of the OECD-DAC and work of IATI.

As a committed and active publisher to the IATI registry, all of the aid information in AidData database can be exported in IATI .XML, regardless of the original source of the data. This means that AidData users can explore data from the OECD CRS, IATI, and donor or country systems in a comparable, standard format.