AidData Research Release

AidData Research Release, Version 2.1

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Summary

AidData's Research Release 2.1 is a snapshot of the AidData's entire project-level database from February 2012. This database includes over 1 million aid activities funded by more than 80 donors from the 1940s to present. For detailed information about this data set, see the AidData User's Guide.

Official Citation

Tierney, Michael J., Daniel L. Nielson, Darren G. Hawkins, J. Timmons Roberts, Michael G. Findley, Ryan M. Powers, Bradley Parks, Sven E. Wilson, and Robert L. Hicks. 2011. More Dollars than Sense: Refining Our Knowledge of Development Finance Using AidData. World Development 39 (11): 1891-1906.

Metadata

Version

Version 2.1

(Most Current Version)

(Most Current Geocoded Version)

Methodology

Geocoded

SDG Coded

Natural Resource Concessions

TUFF

Survey Results

Specifications

File Size:

Publication Date:

Feb 2012

Starting Year:

1947

Ending Year:

2012

Number of Entries:

289,566

Total Amount Tracked:

Currency:

2009 USD

AidData's Research Release 2.1 is a snapshot of the AidData's entire project-level database from February 2012. This database includes over 1 million aid activities funded by more than 80 donors from the 1940s to present. AidData Research Releases are particularly useful for researchers because they are static versions of the data that allow for replication and comparison. For detailed information about this data set, see the AidData User's Guide.

Data:

  • AidData 2.1 "Full" version [all fields for all data]: (CSV, TXT, STATA, SQL insert and create or copy of PostgreSql)
  • AidData 2.1 "Thin" version [only 6 fields]*: (CSV, TXT, STATA)
  • AidData 2.1 "Since 1996" [short enough to open in Excel]: (CSV, TXT)
  • AidData 2.1 "non-OECD": (CSV, TXT)
  • AidData 2.1 Aggregate Donor, Recipient, Year: (CSV, TXT)
  • AidData 2.1 Aggregate Donor, Recipient, Year, Purpose Name: (CSV, TXT)

*includes AidData ID, donor, recipient, year, commitment (USD2009) and purpose code.

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