Using the Data

AidData Raw datasets come from a variety of sources. Some datasets provide a combination of information retrieved by AidData from the donor itself (e.g. financial details or descriptive information) and additional sector, activity, or geographical codes applied by AidData staff. Datasets included in AidData Raw are not necessarily comparable to those in the main AidData database or to each other and may not be formatted per accepted international standards, such as that of the CRS or IATI.

Users should be aware that these datasets are intended for isolated use and should not be combined with each other, nor should they be used as definitive sources of information. If you have a question about the appropriate use of a particular dataset in AidData Raw, contact us at or on our #aiddata Freenode channel.