Subnational, Geospatial Research Datasets

AidData creates geospatial data, tools, and analysis that help the global development community more effectively track, target, coordinate, and evaluate investments to end poverty. To this end, AidData has worked with many bilateral and multilateral institutions — including the World Bank, USAID, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Global Environment Facility, and the German Development Bank (KFW) — to map the precise locations of development investments at the subnational level (geocoding or georeferencing). AidData has also collaborated with more than a dozen finance and planning ministries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to georeference the project-level data in their aid information management systems.   


This page provides a list of research datasets that AidData has subnationally geocoded or georeferenced with its partners. These are fixed, time-stamped, and cleaned datasets that are ready for use by for scholars, evaluators, and analysts. However, many of these datasets have been extracted and curated from active and dynamic information systems owned and operated by development finance institutions and partner countries. Users should note that these datasets do not necessarily contain the most up-to-date information that may be available from the information systems of these third parties.
 

Nigeria AIMS, Level 1, Version 1.3.2

This Level 1 data product (1.3.2 version) captures all geocoded projects from the Development Assistance Database (DAD) managed by the Government of Nigeria. This dataset is a subset of earlier versions after duplicate records removed, for more details on de-duplication process, temporal and sectoral coverage, please see the included README. 

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Burundi AIMS, Level 1, Version 1.0.0

This Level 1 data product (1.0.0 version) captures all geocoded projects from the Development Assistance Database (DAD) managed by the Government of Burundi. Please see the included README file, which summarizes the dataset's temporal and sectoral coverage and provides license and citation details.

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Sierra Leone AIMS, Level 1, Version 1.0.0

This Level 1 data product (1.0.0 version) captures all geocoded projects from the Development Assistance Database (DAD) managed by the Government of Sierra Leone. Please see the included README file, which summarizes the dataset's temporal and sectoral coverage and provides license and citation details.

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AidData's Chinese Official Finance in Three Ecologically Sensitive Areas, Level 1, Version 1.0.1

This is the 1.0.1 version of the Level 1 product, of a sub-nationally georeferenced dataset of Chinese official finance activities between 2000 and 2014 in three ecologically sensitive regions -- the Tropical Andes in South America, the Great Lakes of Africa, and the Mekong Delta in Southeast Asia. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license. 

Official Citation: BenYishay, Ariel, Bradley Parks, Daniel Runfola, Rachel Trichler. 2016. Forest Cover Impacts of Chinese Development Projects in Ecologically Sensitive Areas. AidData Working Paper #32. Williamsburg, VA: AidData. 

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FTS Central African Republic, 2013 Appeals, Level 1, Version 1.0

This is the 1.0 version of the Level 1 product, of all geocoded projects in the 2013 funding appeal from UNOCHA's Financial Tracking Service (FTS) 'Central African Republic 2013' source dataset. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) - Philippines, 1980-2012

This geocoded dataset represents all natural disaster records in EM-DAT’s database for the Philippines between 1980 and 2012. The ‘disasters.csv’ file contains 421 records pertaining to individual disasters, and the ‘locations.csv’ file contains 1815 location records that relate (many to one) to corresponding records in the ‘disasters.csv’ file. These tables are combinable through the ‘disaster_id’ field.

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FTS Nepal Earthquake, 2015 Appeals, Level 1, Version 1.0

This is the 1.0 version of the Level 1 product, of all geocoded projects from UNOCHA's Financial Tracking Service (FTS) 'Nepal - Earthquake - April 2015' source dataset. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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Afghanistan AIMS, Level 1, Version 1.1.1

This is the 1.1.1 version of the Level 1 product, of all geocoded projects from the Aid Information Management System (AIMS) managed for Afghanistan. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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Somalia AIMS, Level 1, Version 1.1.1

This is the 1.1.1 version of the Level 1 product, of all geocoded projects from the Aid Information Management System (AIMS) managed for Somalia. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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Colombia Aid Information Management System (SIAOD), Level 1, Version 1.1.1

This is the 1.1.1 version of the Level 1 product, of all geocoded projects from the Aid Information Management System (SIAOD) managed for Colombia. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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Bangladesh Select Donors 2014, Level 1, Version 1.1.1

This is the 1.1.1 version  of the Level 1 product, of all geocoded projects that were active in Bangladesh in 2014 from 9 select donors: USAID, JICA, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, EU, India, UNDP, Islamic Development Bank, DfID. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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Iraq AIMS, Level 1, Version 1.3.1

This is the 1.3.1 version  of the Level 1 product, of all geocoded projects from the Development Assistance Database (DAD) Aid Information Management System (AIMS) managed for Iraq. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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Honduras AIMS, Level 1, Version 1.3.1

This is the 1.3.1 version of the Level 1 product, of all geocoded projects from the Aid Management Platform (AMP) Aid Information Management System (AIMS) managed for Honduras. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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World Bank IBRD-IDA, Level 1, Version 1.4.2

This is the 1.4.2 version of the Level 1 product, of all projects approved from 1995-2014 of the World Bank IBRD/IDA lending lines. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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Nepal AIMS, Level 1, Version 1.4.1

This is the 1.4.1 version of the Level 1 product, of all geocoded projects from the Aid Management Platform (AMP) Aid Information Management System (AIMS) managed for Nepal. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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Uganda AIMS, Level 1, Version 1.4.1

This is the 1.4.1 version of the Level 1 product, of all geocoded projects from the Aid Management Platform (AMP) Aid Information Management System (AIMS) managed for Uganda. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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Senegal AIMS, Level 1, Version 1.5.1

This is the 1.5.1 version of the Level 1 product, of all geocoded projects from the Aid Management Platform (AMP) Aid Information Management System (AIMS) managed for Senegal. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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DRC AIMS, Level 1, Version 1.3.1

This is the 1.3.1 version  of the Level 1 product, of all geocoded projects from the Aid Management Platform (AMP) Aid Information Management System (AIMS) managed for DRC. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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World Bank Mapping for Results

This dataset contains nearly 2,500 active World Bank projects in over 30,000 locations across 144 countries. The dataset was created by AidData in partnership with the World Bank Institute and is current to September 2011.

Official Citation: Strandow, Daniel, Michael Findley, Daniel Nielson, and Josh Powell. 2011. The UCDP-AidData codebook on Geo-referencing Foreign Aid. Version 1.1. Uppsala Conflict Data Program. Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University.

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AidData’s Chinese Official Finance to Africa Dataset, Version 1.1.1

This is a sub-nationally georeferenced dataset of Chinese official finance activities that spans 50 African countries over the 2000-2012 period. It includes 1,952 Chinese development finance projects across 3,545 physical locations. In order to build this dataset, AidData applied its double-blind geocoding methodology to the 1.1 (static research release) version of its Chinese Official Finance to Africa Dataset.

Official Citation: Strange, Austin M., Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, and Michael J. Tierney. 2017. Tracking Underreported Financial Flows: China’s Development Finance and the Aid–Conflict Nexus Revisited. Journal of Conflict Resolution 61 (5): 935-963.

Updated in: Dreher, Axel, Andreas Fuchs, Roland Hodler, Bradley C. Parks, Paul A. Raschky, and Michael J. Tierney. 2016. Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance. AidData Working Paper #3. Williamsburg, VA: AidData.

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Timor-Leste AIMS, Level 1, Version 1.4.1

This is the 1.4.1 version  of the Level 1 product, of all geocoded projects from the Aid Management Platform (AMP) Aid Information Management System (AIMS) managed for Timor-Leste. Please see the included README which details temporal and sectoral coverage, as well as license and citation details.

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Malawi Aid Management Platform

This dataset contains geocoded aid locations from 30 donor agencies in the Malawi Ministry of Finance’s Aid Management Platform. The data include US$5.3 billion in commitments, representing approximately 80% of all external funding reported to the Malawi Ministry of Finance since 2000.

Official Citation:  Peratsakis, Christian, Joshua Powell, Michael Findley, Justin Baker and Catherine Weaver. 2012. Geocoded Activity-Level Data from the Government of Malawi's Aid Management Platform. Washington D.C. AidData and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.

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African Development Bank Projects

This dataset contains all African Development Bank activities approved in 2009-2010. In total, there are 183 projects worth over $15 billion in total funding, working in nearly 2,000 locations across 43 African countries. The work was featured in the AfDB’s 2011 Annual Development Effectiveness Review.

Official Citation: Strandow, Daniel, Michael Findley, Daniel Nielson, and Josh Powell. 2011. The UCDP-AidData codebook on Geo-referencing Foreign Aid. Version 1.1. Uppsala Conflict Data Program. Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University.

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Aid Locations During Civil Wars South of the Sahara, Version 1.0