AidData Center for Development Policy


The AidData Center for Development Policy—a joint venture of AidData at William & Mary, Brigham Young University, the University of Texas at Austin, Development Gateway, and Esri—is a member of the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), a partnership between the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID and development labs at seven top universities to revolutionize global development through science and innovation. Working in partnership with USAID country missions, host governments, civil society groups, and a network of affiliated researchers, the Center pinpoints the precise geographic locations of development projects and creates new tools and methods, like geospatial impact evaluations, to derive insights from this and other high-resolution spatial data on poverty, disease, violence, environmental degradation, and governance.

Over the past six years, the AidData Center for Development Policy and its network have collaborated with 33 USAID Missions, Bureaus, and Independent Offices to develop new geospatial data systems and technologies; to strengthen capacity to use geospatial data; and to perform innovative geospatial research and analysis. Through 13 different buy-ins to the HESN program, we've conducted geospatial data collection, research, and capacity-building activities worth more than $7.1 million.

Publications

Datasets

World Bank IBRD-IDA Projects

World Bank Geocoded Research Release, Version 1.4.2

Published

2017-03-20

This geocoded dataset includes all projects approved from 1995-2014 in the World Bank IBRD/IDA lending lines. It tracks more than $630 billion in commitments for 5,684 projects across 61,243 locations.

Development projects in Nigeria

Nigeria AIMS Geocoded Research Release, Version 1.3.2

Published

2016-04-18

This dataset includes all geocoded projects from Nigeria's Development Assistance Database (DAD). This dataset tracks more than $2.1 billion in commitments for 595 projects across 1,843 locations between 1988 and 2014.

Development projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC AIMS Geocoded Research Release, Version 1.3.1

Published

2016-04-18

This dataset includes all geocoded projects in the DRC's Aid Management Platform (AMP). It tracks over $4 billion in commitments for 256 projects across 1,750 locations between 1998 and 2014.

Development projects in Nepal

Nepal AIMS Geocoded Research Release, Version 1.4.1

Published

2016-04-18

This dataset includes all geocoded projects from Nepal's Aid Management Platform (AMP). It tracks over $5.9 billion in commitments for 475 projects across 20,952 locations between 1997 and 2014.

Development projects in Uganda

Uganda AIMS Geocoded Research Release, Version 1.4.1

Published

2016-04-18

This dataset includes all geocoded projects from Uganda's Aid Management Platform (AMP). It tracks more than $12 billion in commitments for 565 geocoded projects across 2,426 locations between 1978 and 2014.

Development projects in Honduras

Honduras AIMS Geocoded Research Release, Version 1.3.1

Published

2016-04-18

This dataset includes all geocoded projects in Honduras's Aid Management Platform (AMP). It tracks over $3 billion in commitments for 379 projects across 5,028 locations between 1995 and 2014.

Development Projects in Senegal

Senegal AIMS Geocoded Research Release, Version 1.5.1

Published

2016-04-18

This dataset includes all geocoded projects from Senegal's Aid Management Platform (AMP). It tracks more than $7.2 billion in commitments for 856 projects across 2,314 locations between 1992 and 2014.

Development projects in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste AIMS Geocoded Research Release, Version 1.4.1

Published

2016-04-18

This dataset includes all geocoded projects from Timor-Leste's Aid Management Platform (AMP). It tracks more than $1.5 billion in commitments for 499 projects across 3,506 locations between 1998 and 2015.

Partners

William & Mary
DG
BYU
ESRI
UT Austin