Program Area: SDI

Sustainable Development Intelligence

Better aid targeting to ensure that no one is left behind

We help our partners improve how sustainable development investments are targeted — geographically and demographically — in order to translate resources into results for everyone.We develop cutting-edge methods to pinpoint with greater accuracy which (vulnerable) groups of people stand to benefit most and least from specific development investments. 

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Blog Posts

March 2018

Minding the gap in data on migrant, refugee and trafficked children

Understanding what data is available about children on the move will help decision-makers better direct resources to them.

Refugee children from Syria at a clinic in Ramtha, northern Jordan. Photo by Russell Watkins/DFID, licensed under (CC BY 2.0).
March 2018

AidData/William & Mary awarded two-year grant to study data on refugee, migrant and trafficked children

The two-year, nearly $500,000 grant funds research to improve the data needed for assistance programs seeking to help children on the move.

Syrian refugee students attend a class in an accelerated learning program at public school in Kamed Al Louz in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Photo by Shawn Baldwin/UNHCR, licensed under (CC BY-NC 2.0).
March 2018

Data to fight disease: A new partnership to improve HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment data in Zambia

We’re partnering with Zambia’s National AIDS Council to build new tools to sift through reams of official data on HIV/AIDS, and apply it for better outcomes.

Member of the Strategic Information Theme working group meet to discuss the draft revision of indicators for the new upgrade to the NAC-MIS health information management system. Stakeholders from Zambia’s National Aids Council, the Ministry of Health, the CDC, the WHO, and NGOs provided feedback. Photo by Emilie Efronson/AidData.
December 2017

Strengthening Côte d’Ivoire’s health sector with open data

Researchers from AidData will travel to Côte d’Ivoire to lead development of a USAID-funded geospatial data center.

A USAID Preventative Mini-University in Côte d'Ivoire.

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