Are democracies more likely to give development aid? The answer is surprising.
All things being equal, poor democracies are less likely to give aid than poor autocracies, new research finds.
Getting on target: A new approach for tracking financing to the SDGs
We tracked over $44 billion in donor financing to the SDGs in four countries, using an updated methodology for estimating SDG-related financing.
How Cambodia’s program to strengthen local governance built roads and saved lives
A new report on the long-term impacts of locally-led development projects provides insights for those who work in post-conflict settings.
Urban boundaries for 200 cities added to AidData’s GeoQuery tool
Users can now access more than 60 geospatial datasets for 200 metropolitan areas across the globe through GeoQuery.
What would it cost for our cities to be sustainable by 2030?
In partnership with UN-Habitat, AidData is developing the first methodology to help cities determine the funding needed to achieve SDG 11.
Data, DREAMS, and Disease: How to make a health information system useful for HIV prevention?
Our DREAMS Innovation Challenge project with Zambia’s National HIV/AIDS Council overcomes data gaps that hamper HIV prevention.
Do subnational data improve resource allocation and service delivery?
We synthesized insights from 31 studies that measure the effects of giving location-specific information to public officials and citizens.
GeoQuery reaches 10,000 dataset requests
GeoQuery, AidData’s flagship platform for creating customized geospatial datasets, today fulfilled its 10,000th data request.
Cutting across contexts: Better evidence to link the SDGs with national planning
Political will to localize the SDGs is growing. But decision-makers need a rigorous and replicable way to link the global goals to local contexts.
Asking the right questions: AidData to launch third global survey of developing- country leaders
In 2020, we plan to field a new wave of our Listening to Leaders Survey to over 55,000 decision-makers in 140 countries.
Back to basics: A stronger case for bednets to fight malaria
A new study in PLOS ONE by a team including AidData, William & Mary researchers finds that a bednet campaign in the DRC led to a 41% decline in child mortality rates.