The AidData initiative works to collect datasets from development cooperation agencies around the world, and to make them more accessible to the public. Some of these datasets are provided to AidData directly by the agency, some are harvested from third-party websites (“webscraped”), and others are gathered from print publications such as donor annual reports.
In some cases, these datasets are later standardized and incorporated into the main AidData database. The datasets included here therefore represent a combination of relatively recent data that have not yet been vetted for inclusion in the main AidData database, and those that are not suitable for inclusion due to the nature or format of the data represented. These files are, however, valuable sources of aid information.
Brazil's South-South Cooperation, 2005-2011: Brazil's South-South cooperation projects from 2011 have not been integrated into AidData's database, but they are available here for download, along with records from 2005 to 2010. These records were provided by Agência Brasileira de Cooperação. Note that the most recent table is titled "In execution," so these projects may have been reported in earlier years as well.
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), webscraped data, March 2009: This dataset of 2,740 projects draws information from a public CIDA database as of March 2009. For information on current projects, please visit the CIDA database. The dataset includes financial information, information on executing agencies, sectors, and project abstracts, as well as links to the original source for each project.
Foreign Aid: This dataset contains information on China’s foreign aid from the China Commerce Yearbook (中国商务年鉴) and the Almanac of China’s Foreign Economic Relations & Trade (中国对外经济贸易年间), published annually by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). Data are reported for each year between 1990 and 2005, with the exception of 2002. Project-level descriptive data were gathered from the “comprehensive projects completed” section of each report. Financial information was added from Chinese official press releases or local news reports as available. Background on the efforts, as well as additional information regarding the data is available in the codebook. This dataset represents only a small fraction of the total aid given by China, though AidData intends to supplement this existing dataset with further project-level data as it becomes available.
Delegated Cooperation, Humanitarian Relief and Scholarships of Cyprus, 2006-2010
: This dataset is comprised of donor-provided financial information complemented by descriptive information from the public domain for 27 cooperation projects funded or co-funded by the government of Cyprus. It contains a list of scholarships provided by the Development Cooperation of Cyprus (without financial information).
Czech Republic's International Development, 1996-2009
: This dataset, provided by the Czech Development Agency (CzDA), has not yet been integrated into AidData, but it is available here for download. These 1,274 records have financial and descriptive information, as well as unique project IDs, but they have not been translated, screened or coded by AidData staff.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, webscraped data, Fall 2009
: This dataset of 1,513 projects draws information from a public EBRD database
as of December 2009. For information on current projects, please visit the EBRD database. The dataset includes financial information, environmental impact, and other project information as well as links to the original source for each project.
Israel's Technical Cooperation, 2002-2009
: This document contains descriptive information for 25 technical cooperation projects by Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV), which are also included in the AidData database. It is offered here as provided by MASHAV. Financial information was not provided for these projects.
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), webscraped data, 1991-2007
: Information for this dataset was pulled from a publicly available KOICA database in February of 2009. It includes 29,549 KOICA projects covering 1991-2007 and totaling nearly $1.5 billion in commitments. AidData sector and activity codes have been applied.
Liechtenstein's Cooperation Projects, 1981-2008
: These 895 records were gathered from the annual reports of the Liechtenstein Development Service (Liechtensteinischer Entwicklungsdienst, LED). The financial information is very thorough, but the descriptive information has not yet been formatted and translated for inclusion into AidData. This dataset has AidData sector and activity codes.
Lithuanian Development Cooperation, 2009
: These project records were gathered from the 2009 project list released by the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They are provided with Lithuanian descriptive information, automatically translated English descriptive information and commitment amounts in Lithuanian Litas.
Taiwan's Lending and Investment projects, 1991-2011:
Provided by the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF), this table provides detailed descriptive and financial information about Taiwan's development-oriented lending and investment projects since 1991. These 68 projects will soon be integrated into AidData, but have not yet received AidData sector and activity codes.
US Agency for International Development (USAID), webscraped data, 1946-1996
: This dataset of 6,659 USAID projects draws information from a public USAID database
and was web-scraped and audited by AidData to ensure the most complete data possible. The dataset includes expanded project descriptions. AidData sector and activity codes have also been applied. The “Past Projects Database” is a legacy database of project descriptions which was replaced by the current USAID DEC system in the 1990s when USAID restructured activities to no longer include the concept of a “project.” Funding amounts are not included in this dataset, though AidData has plans to release those details in the future.