Contents: AidData's Research Release 2.1 is a snapshot of the AidData's entire project-level database from February 2012. This database includes over 1 million aid activities funded by more than 80 donors from the 1940s to present. AidData Research Releases are particularly useful for researchers because they are static versions of the data that allow for replication and comparison. AidData’s goal is to publish updated research releases on an annual basis (or more frequently if appropriate). For detailed information about this data set, see the AidData User’s Guide.
- AidData full version: available csv or as a STATA file
- AidData "thin" version*: available csv or as a STATA file
*includes AidData ID, donor, recipient, year, commitment (USD2009) and purpose code.
Official Citation: Tierney, Michael J., Daniel L. Nielson, Darren G. Hawkins, J. Timmons Roberts, Michael G. Findley, Ryan M. Powers, Bradley Parks, Sven E. Wilson, and Robert L. Hicks. 2011. More Dollars than Sense: Refining Our Knowledge of Development Finance Using AidData. World Development 39 (11): 1891-1906.