How does China’s development model affect state stability in African countries?
Both World Bank and Chinese aid projects are associated with a reduction in violence against civilians, but regions with Chinese aid see an increase in government repression.
Beijing's public diplomacy spending in South and Central Asia quantified and evaluated
AidData, a research lab at William & Mary, today released new data and analysis capturing the results of the Chinese government's strategic public diplomacy efforts in 13 countries.
New report, dashboard captures Beijing’s influence in East Asia & the Pacific
New AidData report details how Beijing mobilizes media and students to bolster China’s image abroad.
Where are we going, where have we been? What we’ve learned about promoting data and evidence uptake
An update on AidData’s three-year strategic vision to promote data and evidence uptake by policymakers and practitioners, and where we are going next.
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.