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Plan B for development impact evaluations? Going remote. New methods to predict missing geospatial data could reduce barriers to evaluating development programs in hard-to-reach areas. John Custer
2020-07-27

Plan B for development impact evaluations? Going remote.

New methods to predict missing geospatial data could reduce barriers to evaluating development programs in hard-to-reach areas.

Un Plan B pour évaluer l’impact du développement? Aller dans les zones reculées. De nouvelles méthodes de prédiction des données géospatiales manquantes pourraient permettre de réduire les obstacles à l’évaluation des programmes de développement dans les zones difficiles d’accès. John Custer
2020-07-26

Un Plan B pour évaluer l’impact du développement? Aller dans les zones reculées.

De nouvelles méthodes de prédiction des données géospatiales manquantes pourraient permettre de réduire les obstacles à l’évaluation des programmes de développement dans les zones difficiles d’accès.

How does foreign aid change public spending in a country? The results from our latest experiment shed light on the political and economic consequences of foreign aid. Ryan Jablonski, Brigitte Seim, Johan Ahlback
2020-07-22

How does foreign aid change public spending in a country?

The results from our latest experiment shed light on the political and economic consequences of foreign aid.

Photo courtesy of Ryan Jablonski.
AidData publishes 100th working paper in series Six years later, the AidData Working Paper series has now attracted a global readership and authorship. Ariel BenYishay
2020-07-15

AidData publishes 100th working paper in series

Six years later, the AidData Working Paper series has now attracted a global readership and authorship.

This word cloud shows the frequency of keywords in abstracts of all AidData Working Papers.
U.S. contributions to Kenya estimated at over $3 billion annually, according to new AidData research The report is the first to provide a whole-of-society view of U.S. contributions to Kenya’s economy and development. John Custer, Soren Patterson
2020-06-17

U.S. contributions to Kenya estimated at over $3 billion annually, according to new AidData research

The report is the first to provide a whole-of-society view of U.S. contributions to Kenya’s economy and development.

AidData launches third Listening to Leaders Survey in 141 countries The survey goes out to 100,000 in-country leaders, gauging attitudes on priorities, reforms, and partnerships. Alex Wooley
2020-06-16

AidData launches third Listening to Leaders Survey in 141 countries

The survey goes out to 100,000 in-country leaders, gauging attitudes on priorities, reforms, and partnerships.

Attendees take notes at the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women. Photo by UN Women/Ryan Brown via Flickr, licensed under (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
In 'Nature': Using GIE to map deforestation in the Amazon rainforest AidData's Ariel BenYishay co-authored a new paper in Nature Sustainability on how land titling programs impact Amazon forest loss. Nathan Warters/W&M News
2020-06-11

In 'Nature': Using GIE to map deforestation in the Amazon rainforest

AidData's Ariel BenYishay co-authored a new paper in Nature Sustainability on how land titling programs impact Amazon forest loss.

Deforestation in Roraima State in the Brazilian Amazon. Photo by John Maier, Jr./Still Pictures via Flickr, licensed under (CC BY-NC 2.0).
Making data work for refugee and migrant children Overcoming blind spots in how we produce and use data about refugee and migrant children will help decision makers better direct resources to them. Sasan Faraj, Soren Patterson
2020-05-15

Making data work for refugee and migrant children

Overcoming blind spots in how we produce and use data about refugee and migrant children will help decision makers better direct resources to them.

Powerful lessons for global development How much foreign direct investment are China and Russia putting into low- and middle-income countries? How much of China’s foreign aid supports their own strategic economic development? These are just some of the questions students are helping to answer at AidData. Leslie McCullough
2020-03-19

Powerful lessons for global development

How much foreign direct investment are China and Russia putting into low- and middle-income countries? How much of China’s foreign aid supports their own strategic economic development? These are just some of the questions students are helping to answer at AidData.

Evaluating the impacts of a food security program in the face of climate shocks A recent evaluation highlights how severe climate shocks hindered the long-term impacts of a USAID food security program in Malawi. Soren Patterson
2020-02-18

Evaluating the impacts of a food security program in the face of climate shocks

A recent evaluation highlights how severe climate shocks hindered the long-term impacts of a USAID food security program in Malawi.

An enumerator surveys a village resident in Malawi. Photo by Katherine Nolan.
Five lessons on counting the costs of sustainable cities We share lessons learned from our work with UN-Habitat to understand the financing needed to achieve SDG 11 at the city level. Mihir Prakash, John Custer
2020-02-07

Five lessons on counting the costs of sustainable cities

We share lessons learned from our work with UN-Habitat to understand the financing needed to achieve SDG 11 at the city level.

The densely crowded, colorful apartment blocks of Hong Kong’s so-called “Monster Building,” built in the 1960s, contrast with a more modern high-rise apartment building on the left. Photo by Denis Ng on Unsplash.
Unlocking geospatial data for global development AidData looks back, looks ahead. Seth Goodman, Dan Runfola, Elizabeth Teare
2020-02-04

Unlocking geospatial data for global development

AidData looks back, looks ahead.