The First Tranche
USAID roads project sparked—and shifted—economic activity in West Bank
AidData merged high-resolution nighttime lights imagery with precisely-located road improvements to discover how a $900-million investment impacted the Palestinian economy.
AidData wins two-year Millennium Challenge Corporation award
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.
Chinese infrastructure investments reduce inequalities in developing countries
A new AidData working paper analyzes Chinese infrastructure's impacts using the most comprehensive dataset of Chinese development project locations ever assembled.
A volley of words—and new data—on China’s diplomatic reach
A recent report by AidData informed and incited discussion of China’s growing public diplomacy activities in East Asia and Pacific.
Chinese public diplomacy in East Asia and the Pacific: Is it working?
A new report from AidData chronicles the nature and impact of China’s diplomatic programs.
Tuned-in or tone-deaf? Leaders and citizens agree, diverge on priorities for poorer countries
Linking the SDGs with national development planning for better coordination
AidData is piloting a new methodology in Rwanda to connect financing for and progress on the SDGs with national development.
AidData wins $2.95 million to track HIV/AIDS in Côte d’Ivoire
The project is designed to enhance the use of health data by the government of Côte d’Ivoire, civil society organizations and local communities.