EVENT:

On October 24th, 2017, the AidData-hosted event, Tyranny of Averages: Are we worsening inequality within countries?, brought together Amanda Glassman (CGD), Caroline Heider (World Bank), Selim Jahan (UNDP), Kevin Croke (World Bank), Bradley C. Parks (AidData) and Samantha Custer (AidData) for an engaging panel discussion on issues of inequality and aid targeting addressed by the report. Watch the recording or read a summary of the remarks.

AidData Policy Report

Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why?

Date Published

Mar 1, 2016

Authors

Samantha Custer, Zachary Rice, Takaaki Masaki, Rebecca Latourell, Bradley Parks

Publisher

Citation

Custer, S., Masaki, T., Sethi, T., Latourell, R., Rice, Z., & Parks, B.C. (2016). Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why? Williamsburg, VA: AidData at the College of William & Mary and the Governance Data Alliance.

Update: A revised version of this paper has been published in Health Economics.

AidData Policy Report

Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why?

Date Published

Mar 1, 2016

Authors

Samantha Custer, Zachary Rice, Takaaki Masaki, Rebecca Latourell, Bradley Parks

Citation

Custer, S., Masaki, T., Sethi, T., Latourell, R., Rice, Z., & Parks, B.C. (2016). Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why? Williamsburg, VA: AidData at the College of William & Mary and the Governance Data Alliance.

This report 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.

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