AidData's blog is a first cut of our research in international development
AidData merged high-resolution nighttime lights imagery with precisely-located road improvements to discover how a $900-million investment impacted the Palestinian economy.
The MCC awards AidData $400,000 to develop new methods using high-resolution satellite data to more accurately and frequently monitor the impacts of land reforms on poverty and land use.
A new AidData working paper analyzes Chinese infrastructure's impacts using the most comprehensive dataset of Chinese development project locations ever assembled.
A recent report by AidData informed and incited discussion of China’s growing public diplomacy activities in East Asia and Pacific.
A new report from AidData chronicles the nature and impact of China’s diplomatic programs.
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