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About AidData Policy Reports

AidData's Policy Reports bring rigorous, policy-relevant analysis, leveraging AidData's novel data sources and methodologies.

About AidData Working Paper Series

AidData’s Working Paper Series contains pre-publication papers addressing the causes and consequences of development finance; whether, when, and how data transparency and accountability initiatives lead to better decision making and improved development outcomes; and related research methods.

The views expressed in AidData working papers and policy reports are those of the authors and should not be attributed to AidData or funders of AidData’s work.

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Journal Article
The Review of International Organizations

Citizen preferences and public goods: comparing preferences for foreign aid and government programs in Uganda

Helen V. Milner, Daniel L. Nielson, Michael G. Findley

2016-02-01

20
AidData Working Paper

The Impacts of World Bank Development Projects on Sites of High Biodiversity Importance

Graeme M. Buchanan, Bradley C. Parks, Paul F. Donald, Brian F. O'Donnell, Daniel Runfola, John P. Swaddle, Lukasz Tracewski, Stuart H.M. Butchart

2016-02-01

Journal Article
Migration and Development

Migration, climate, and international aid: examining evidence of satellite, aid, and micro-census data

Daniel Miller Runfola, Ashley Napier

2016-01-01

19
AidData Working Paper

Are "New" Donors Challenging World Bank Conditionality?

Diego Hernandez

2016-01-01

18
AidData Working Paper

Sub-national Perspectives on Aid Effectiveness: Impact of Aid on Health Outcomes in Uganda

Tonny Odokonyero, Alex Ijjo, Robert Marty, Tony Muhumuza, Godfrey Owot Moses

2015-12-03

17
AidData Working Paper

Does Foreign Aid Fuel Trust?

Alexandra D'Onofrio, Giuseppe Maggio

2015-12-02

Journal Article
Environmental Research Letters

Assessing the Impact of International Conservation Aid on Deforestation in sub-Saharan Africa

Matthew Bare, Craig Kauffman, Daniel C. Miller

2015-12-01

16
AidData Working Paper

Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy, and Domestic Government Legitimacy: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh

Simone Dietrich, Minhaj Mahmud, Matthew S. Winters

2015-12-01

Journal Article
Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Building a Stronger System for Tracking Nutrition Sensitive Spending

Scott B. Ickes, Rachel B. Trichler, Bradley C. Parks

2015-10-25

AidData Policy Report

Listening to Leaders: Which Development Partners Do They Prefer and Why?

Samantha Custer, Zachary Rice, Takaaki Masaki, Rebecca Latourell, Bradley Parks

2015-10-01

15
AidData Working Paper

Apples and Dragon Fruits: The Determinants of Aid and Other Forms of State Financing From China to Africa

Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, Austin M. Strange, Michael J. Tierney

2015-10-01

Research Summary: China and the Western Donors: More Similar than Different?

Tanya Sethi

2015-10-01

Methodology

AidData’s TUFF Methodology, Version 1.2

Austin M. Strange, Bradley Parks, Charles Perla, Harsh Desai

2015-09-01

14
AidData Working Paper

Transparency and System Support in Peru

Darren Hawkins, Lucas Brook, Ian Hansen, Neal Hoopes, Taylor Rawson

2015-09-01

13
AidData Working Paper

Does Foreign Aid Target the Poorest?

Ryan C. Briggs

2015-08-02

12
AidData Working Paper

'Ground-Truthing' Chinese Development Finance in Africa: Field Evidence from South Africa and Uganda

Edwin Muchapondwa, Daniel Nielson, Bradley Parks, Austin M. Strange, Michael J. Tierney

2015-08-01

11
AidData Working Paper

Doing Harm by Doing Good: The Negative Externalities of Humanitarian Aid Provision During Civil Conflict

Reed M. Wood, Christopher Sullivan

2015-07-01

10
AidData Working Paper

Do Aid Donors Specialize and Coordinate within Recipient Countries? The Case of Malawi

Peter Nunnenkamp, Albena Sotirova, Rainer Thiele

2015-06-01

Journal Article
Global Environmental Change

Titling community land to prevent deforestation: An evaluation of a best-case program in Morona-Santiago, Ecuador

Mark T. Buntaine, Stuart E. Hamilton, Marco Millones

2015-05-15

9
AidData Working Paper

Aid and Growth at the Regional Level

Axel Dreher, Steffen Lohmann

2015-05-06

Research Summary: Aid and Growth at the Regional Level

Tanya Sethi

2015-05-06

8
AidData Working Paper

A Spatial Analysis of The Effect of Foreign Aid in Conflict Areas

Stijn van Weezel

2015-05-05

7
AidData Working Paper

Building a Stronger System for Tracking Nutrition Sensitive Spending

Scott B. Ickes, Rachel B. Trichler, Bradley C. Parks

2015-05-04

6
AidData Working Paper

The Foreign Aid Effectiveness Debate: Evidence from Malawi

Rajlakshmi De, Charles Becker

2015-05-03

5
AidData Working Paper

The Political Economy of Aid Allocation in Africa: Evidence from Zambia

Takaaki Masaki

2015-05-02

4
AidData Working Paper

Aiming at the Wrong Targets: The Difficulty of Improving Domestic Institutions with International Aid

Benjamin P. Buch, Mark T. Buntaine, Bradley C. Parks

2015-05-01

AidData Policy Report

The Marketplace of Ideas for Policy Change: Who do developing world leaders listen to and why?

Bradley Parks, Zachary Rice, Samantha Custer

2015-04-01

Journal Article
Oxford Review of Economic Policy

Aid and Growth at the Regional Level

Axel Dreher, Steffen Lohmann

2015-01-01

Journal Article
The Journal of Human Resources

All-Cause Mortality Reductions from Measles Catchup Campaigns in Africa

Ariel BenYishay, Keith Kranker

2015-01-01

Journal Article
The Journal of Politics

Foreign Aid Allocation Tactics and Democratic Change in Africa

Simone Dietrich, Joseph Wright

2015-01-01

Journal Article
Globalization and Health

China's Role as a Global Health Donor in Africa: What Can We Learn from Studying Under Reported Resource Flows?

Karen A. Grepin, Victoria Y. Fan, Gordon C. Shen, Lucy Chen

2014-12-01

3
AidData Working Paper

Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China's Foreign Assistance

Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Roland Hodler, Bradley C. Parks, Paul A. Raschky, Michael J. Tierney

2014-11-01

2
AidData Working Paper

Titling Community Land to Prevent Deforestation: No Reduction in Forest Loss in Morona-Santiago, Ecuador

Mark T. Buntaine, Stuart E. Hamilton, Marco Millones

2014-10-02

Journal Article
Science

A mid-term analysis of progress toward international biodiversity targets

Derek P. Tittensor, Matt Walpole, Samantha L. L. Hill, Daniel G. Boyce, Gregory L. Britten, Neil D. Burgess, Stuart H. M. Butchart, Paul W. Leadley, Eugenie C. Regan, Rob Alkemade, Roswitha Baumung, CŽline Bellard, Lex Bouwman, Nadine J. Bowles-Newark, Anna M. Chenery, William W. L. Cheung, Villy Christensen, H. David Cooper, Annabel R. Crowther, Matthew J. R. Dixon, Alessandro Galli, ValŽrie Gaveau, Richard D. Gregory, Nicolas L. Gutierrez, Tim L. Hirsch, Robert Hšft, Stephanie R. Januchowski-Hartley, Marion Karmann, Cornelia B. Krug, Fiona J. Leverington, Jonathan Loh, Rik Kutsch Lojenga, Kelly Malsch, Alexandra Marques, David H. W. Morgan, Peter J. Mumby, Tim Newbold, Kieran Noonan-Mooney, Shyama N. Pagad, Bradley C. Parks, Henrique M. Pereira, Tim Robertson, Carlo Rondinini, Luca Santini, Jšrn P. W. Scharlemann, Stefan Schindler, U. Rashid Sumaila, Louise S.L. Teh, Jennifer van Kolck, Piero Visconti, Yimin Ye

2014-10-01

Journal Article
Climate Policy

Encouraging clean energy investment in developing countries: what role for aid?

Mark T. Buntaine, William Pizer

2014-10-01

1
AidData Working Paper

Leveraging Aid for Trade Capacity in Uganda

Alex Thomas Ijjo, Isaac Shinyekwa

2014-10-01

Journal Article
International Studies Review

Rising Powers and the Regime for Development Finance

Michael J. Tierney

2014-09-01

Journal Article
World Development

Explaining Global Patterns of International Aid for Linked Biodiversity Conservation and Development

Daniel C. Miller

2014-07-01

Journal Article

Aid to Africa: Helpful or Harmful?

Bradley C. Parks, Austin M. Strange

2014-06-01

Journal Article
World Politics

How Aid Targets Votes: The Impact of Electoral Incentives on Foreign Aid Distribution

Ryan S. Jablonski

2014-04-01

Journal Article
The Review of International Relations

Choosing international organizations: When do states and the World Bank collaborate on environmental projects

Patrick Bayer, Christopher Marcoux, Johannes Urpelainen

2014-01-01

Methodology

AidData's TUFF Methodology, Version 1.1

Austin M. Strange, Brian O’Donnell, Daniel Gamboa, Bradley Parks, Charles Perla

2013-12-01

Journal Article
Global Environmental Politics

When Do Environmentally Focused Assistance Projects Achieve their Objectives? Evidence from World Bank Post-Project Evaluations

Mark T. Buntaine, Bradley C. Parks

2013-05-01

Methodology
Center for Global Development

China's Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection

Austin Strange, Bradley Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Andreas Fuchs, Axel Dreher, Vijaya Ramachandran

2013-04-29

Journal Article
International Studies Perspectives

In-And-Outers and Moonlighters: An Evaluation of the Impact of Policy-making Exposure on IR Scholarship

Bradley C. Parks, Alena Stern

2013-04-15

Methodology

AidData’s Media-Based Data Collection Methodology, Version 1.0

Austin M. Strange, Brian O’Donnell, Daniel Gamboa, Bradley Parks

2013-04-01

Journal Article
Conservation Letters

Biodiversity, Governance, and the Allocation of International Aid for Conservation

Daniel C. Miller, Arun Agrawal, J. Timmons Roberts

2013-02-01

Journal Article
Public Choice

Can Peace Be Purchased? A Sectoral-Level Analysis of Aid's Influence on Transnational Terrorism

Joseph K. Young, Michael Findley

2011-12-01

Journal Article
World Development

The Rise (and Decline?) of Arab Aid: Generosity and Allocation in the Oil Era

Debra Shushan, Christopher Marcoux

2011-11-01

Journal Article
World Development

Dodging Adverse Selection: How Donor Type and Governance Condition Aid's Effects on School Enrollment

Zachary Christensen, Dustin Homer, Daniel L. Nielson

2011-11-01

Journal Article
World Development

Are 'New' Donors Different? Comparing the Allocation of Bilateral Aid Between nonDAC and DAC Donor Countries

Axel Dreher, Peter Nunnenkamp, Rainer Thiele

2011-09-29

Journal Article
American Journal of Political Science

Foreign Aid Shocks as a Cause of Violent Armed Conflict

Richard A. Nielsen, Michael G. Findley, Zachary S. Davis, Tara Candland, Daniel L. Nielson

2011-04-01

Journal Article
World Development

More Dollars than Sense: Refining Our Knowledge of Development Finance Using AidData

Michael J. Tierney, Ryan Powers, Dan Nielson, Darren Hawkins, Timmons Roberts, Mike Findley, Brad Parks, Sven Wilson, Rob Hicks

2011-01-01

Journal Article
Gender and Society

Gendering Agricultural Aid: An Analysis of Whether International Development Assistance Targets Women and Gender

Elizabeth Ransom, Carmen Bain

2011-01-01

Methodology

The UCDP and AidData Codebook on Georeferencing Aid, Version 1.1

Daniel Strandow, Michael Findley, Daniel Nielson, Josh Powell

2011-01-01

Journal Article
Theory, Culture & Society

Climate change, social theory, and justice

Bradley C. Parks, J. Timmons Roberts

2010-05-24

Journal Article
Annual Review of Political Science

The Politics of Effective Foreign Aid

Joseph Wright, Matthew Winters

2010-02-01

Journal Article
The Review of International Organizations

Controlling Coalitions: Social Lending at the Multilateral Development Banks

Mona Lyne, Daniel L. Nielson, Michael J. Tierney

2009-12-01

Journal Article
Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development

Has Foreign Aid Been Greened?

J. Timmons Roberts, Bradley C. Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Robert L. Hicks

2009-09-01

Journal Article
Cambridge Review of International Affairs

Inequality and the global climate regime: breaking the north-south impasse

Bradley C. Parks, J. Timmons Roberts

2009-01-26

Journal Article
Globalizations

Fueling Injustice: Globalization, Ecologically Unequal Exchange, and Climate Change

Bradley C. Parks, J. Timmons Roberts

2008-05-24

Journal Article
Society & Natural Resources

Globalization, Vulnerability to Climate Change, and Perceived Injustice

Bradley C. Parks, J. Timmons Roberts

2006-08-18

Journal Article
Journal of International Relations and Development

Bridging the Rationalist-Constructivist Divide: Re-engineering the Culture of the World Bank

Daniel L. Nielson, Michael J. Tierney, Catherine Weaver

2006-06-01

Journal Article
International Organization

Theory, Data, and Hypothesis Testing: World Bank Environmental Reform Redux

Daniel L. Nielson and Michael J. Tierney

2005-01-01

Journal Article
Global Environmental Politics

Who Ratifies Environmental Treaties and Why? Institutionalism, Structuralism, and Participation by 192 Nations in 22 Treaties

J. Timmons Roberts, Bradley C. Parks, Alexis A. Vásquez

2004-08-01

Journal Article
International Organization

Delegation to International Organizations: Agency Theory and World Bank Environmental Reform

Daniel L. Nielson, Michael J. Tierney

2003-01-01