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.
Evaluating irrigation projects when survey data sources run dry
A USAID water management program in Afghanistan greened fields in ways that can be seen from space.
Financier of first resort: China’s bid to be lender of choice for the developing world
In a new book published today, we examine how Beijing proactively seeks investment opportunities for its excess capital overseas to advance its national interests.
In fragile states, increasing citizen trust in democracy
AidData is surveying thousands of households in Niger to evaluate a USAID project that aims to strengthen government accountability.
GeoSIMEX: A better method for handling geospatial imprecision
Analysts need to find ways to live with the reality of noisy and imprecise geospatial data. GeoSIMEX may be able to help.
The Cloudera Foundation awards AidData $1,152,000 to expand use of GeoQuery for social impact
Measuring and responding to demand for official statistics
Statistical agencies are prioritizing international development partners over domestic users. How can data producers and funders improve domestic data use?
Good news for rare birds: Development projects that don’t harm the environment
New research evaluating World Bank development projects, including those that pose the most environmental risks, finds no harm to important bird habitats.
Counting on statistics: What can data producers and donors do differently to increase use?
A new report from AidData surveys hundreds of government officials in developing countries to understand what they need to better produce and use official statistics.