AidData's blog is a first cut of our research in international development
Statistical agencies are prioritizing international development partners over domestic users. How can data producers and funders improve domestic data use?
New research evaluating World Bank development projects, including those that pose the most environmental risks, finds no harm to important bird habitats.
A new report from AidData surveys hundreds of government officials in developing countries to understand what they need to better produce and use official statistics.
AidData merged high-resolution nighttime lights imagery with precisely-located road improvements to discover how a $900-million investment impacted the Palestinian economy.
We use rigorous methods, cutting-edge tools, and granular data on international development to answer the question: who is doing what, where, for whom, and to what effect?
Serving the policy and research communities
Dashboards & tools to leverage data throughout the programming lifecycle
Visualize aid flow estimates to the Sustainable Development Goals
Filter and join geospatial datasets into units of analysis that fit your research
Access detailed aid project records reported by the OECD and IATI
Search for Chinese-backed development projects worldwide
Helping development organizations make better-informed decisions
Tracking underreported financial flows
Better aid targeting to ensure that no one is left behind
Perspectives of leaders in low- and middle-income countries
Portfolio-wide insights from rigorous impact evaluations
Enabling the next generation of geospatial analysis
Static, timestamped datasets for research
Granular and comprehensive data on development activites worldwide
AidData's Geocoded Global Chinese Official Finance, Version 1.1.1
AidData's Global Chinese Official Finance Dataset, 2000-2014, Version 1.0
Geocoded Afrobarometer Data, Version 1.0
Advancing scientific frontiers and evidence-based policymaking
Geospatial Impact Evaluation
Tracking Underreported Financial Flows