Tracking Venezuelan Development Finance and South-South Activities in the Caribbean

In 2012, AidData began developing an innovative methodology that enables the systematic collection of project-level development finance data from media sources for donors that are either unwilling or unable to disclose such information. A project funded by the Roy R. Charles Center at the College of William and Mary program employed this media-based data collection (MBDC) methodology to produce a dataset that captures more than $7.6 billion (2009 USD) in Venezuelan development finance from 2000 to 2011.

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